A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Villa Gonzalez in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 22:13:01 / February 14, 2016 @ 10:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:13:01 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.65 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -70.7681° West, 19.6211° North, depth 16.65 km. Event id: us200050s6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050s6.
The epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bonao, Pimentel, Constanza. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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