A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 101 km, -68.2042° West, 18.9874° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:14:56 / 6:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 23:14:56 / May 16, 2016 @ 11:14 pm. Event id: pr16137010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16137010.
Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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