A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.769 West, latitude 18.1667 North, depth = 141 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 141 km (88 miles). Global time and date of event 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 19:00:58 / April 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16116005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16116005. The temblor was detected at 15:00:58 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís.
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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km SW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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