A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 96 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (60 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8646 West, latitude 19.2845 North, depth = 69 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr16100014. Event ids that are associated: pr16100014. The temblor was detected at 13:56:40 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 18:56:40 / April 9, 2016 @ 6:56 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 96 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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