A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr16142005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16142005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 09:38:42 / May 21, 2016 @ 9:38 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 150 km (93 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7875 West, latitude 17.9272 North, depth = 150 km. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:42 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Otra Banda, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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