A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 72 km, -68.7257° West, 18.6875° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/09/16 / 2016-09-19 08:52:33 / September 19, 2016 @ 8:52 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16263002. Unique identifier: pr16263002. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:52:33 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 7 km WNW of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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