A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:27:51 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 00:27:51 / April 7, 2016 @ 12:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.191° West, latitude 18.2304° North, depth = 72 km. Id of earthquake: pr16098000. Event ids that are associated: pr16098000.
Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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