A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -68.3236° West, latitude 18.0081° North, depth = 80 km. The temblor was reported at 09:35:26 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16108004. Unique identifier: pr16108004. Global time and date of event 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 14:35:26 / April 17, 2016 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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