A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144 km (89 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6516 West, latitude 18.759 North, depth = 144 km. The temblor was detected at 04:06:02 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 08:06:02 / February 26, 2016 @ 8:06 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16057004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16057004.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Quisqueya, El Valle. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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