A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16106006. Id of event: pr16106006. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9223 West, latitude 18.5762 North, depth = 176 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:45:14 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 176 km (109 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 10:45:14 / April 15, 2016 @ 10:45 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Aguadilla, San Rafael del Yuma. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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