A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/16 / 2016-09-21 08:37:13 / September 21, 2016 @ 8:37 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16265004. Event ids that are associated: pr16265004. The temblor was reported at 03:37:13 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 58 km, -67.9253° West, 18.9619° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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