A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Juan Lopez Abajo in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 14:23:42 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -70.4503° West, latitude 19.498° North, depth = 27.57 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.57 km (17 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 18:23:42 / April 28, 2016 @ 6:23 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005caa. Id of event: us10005caa.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monción, Piedra Blanca, Constanza.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km NE of Juan Lopez Abajo, Dominican Republic.
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