A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7975° West, 18.4076° North, depth 140 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16148003. Unique identifier: pr16148003. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 02:25:33 / May 27, 2016 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:25:33 / 10:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boca Chica, Los Llanos, Miches.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km W of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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