A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 10:56:49 / May 16, 2016 @ 10:56 am. Id of earthquake: pr16137009. Event ids that are associated: pr16137009. The temblor was reported at 05:56:49 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5357 West, latitude 17.8477 North, depth = 33 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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