A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 89 km (55 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16267005. Event ids that are associated: pr16267005. The temblor was picked up at 17:07:52 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 22:07:52 / September 23, 2016 @ 10:07 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.127° West, 18.8721° North, depth 89 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda.
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 eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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