A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:08:19 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16271009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16271009. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 04:08:19 / September 27, 2016 @ 4:08 am. Exact location of event, longitude -68.7485 West, latitude 18.0135 North, depth = 30 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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