A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 07:15:07 / April 2, 2016 @ 7:15 am. Id of earthquake: pr16093000. Event ids that are associated: pr16093000. The temblor was detected at 02:15:07 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3233° West, 17.9195° North, depth 87 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 87 km (54 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 59 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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