A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 01:31:19 / April 5, 2016 @ 1:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 173 km (107 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:31:19 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16096000. Event ids that are associated: pr16096000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7689 West, latitude 18.2483 North, depth = 173 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Hato Mayor del Rey, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 22 km SSW of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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