A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75 km (47 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.6265° West, latitude 17.9733° North, depth = 75 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16150002. Id of event: pr16150002. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:49:34 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/05/16 / 2016-05-29 17:49:34 / May 29, 2016 @ 5:49 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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