A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 13:28:10 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.9337 West, latitude 18.1539 North, depth = 123 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 123 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16096007. Id of event: pr16096007. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 17:28:10 / April 5, 2016 @ 5:28 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Boca Chica, Hato Mayor del Rey. Close 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 six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 30 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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