A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 22:47:21 / April 24, 2016 @ 10:47 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16115005. Unique identifier: pr16115005. Exact location, longitude -68.0037° West, latitude 18.2917° North, depth = 97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:47:21 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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