A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.8752° West, 18.333° North, depth 98 km. Event id: pr16144000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16144000. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 03:36:17 / May 23, 2016 @ 3:36 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:36:17 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Real, Añasco, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 three hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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