A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:31:57 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 94 km (58 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 08:31:57 / April 30, 2016 @ 8:31 am. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0751° West, 18.2099° North, depth 94 km. Unique identifier: pr16121001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16121001.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 53 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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