A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr16258003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16258003. Exact location of event, depth 128 km, -68.5804° West, 18.1613° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 03:06:31 / September 14, 2016 @ 3:06 am. The temblor was detected at 23:06:31 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 24 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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