A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87 km (54 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9513 West, latitude 18.7166 North, depth = 87 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16095002. Id of event: pr16095002. The temblor was reported at 22:46:01 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 03:46:01 / April 4, 2016 @ 3:46 am.
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 50 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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