A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -68.1979° West, latitude 18.4722° North, depth = 90 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:00:51 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 14:00:51 / September 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16264011. Id of event: pr16264011.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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