A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 06:29:18 / May 25, 2016 @ 6:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5808 West, latitude 19.2782 North, depth = 111 km. The temblor was reported at 01:29:18 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr16146009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16146009.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Punta Cana, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).
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 five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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