A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16094002. Id of event: pr16094002. Exact location of event, depth 85 km, -68.244° West, 17.9978° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 11:10:35 / April 3, 2016 @ 11:10 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 06:10:35 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 57 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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