A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 19:31:54 / September 4, 2016 @ 7:31 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 75 km (47 miles). The temblor was detected at 15:31:54 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16248037. Event ids that are associated: pr16248037. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2153° West, 18.3612° North, depth 75 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 31 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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