A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event id: pr16308005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16308005. Exact location of event, depth 70 km, -68.4121° West, 18.7569° North. The temblor was reported at 18:34:13 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/11/16 / 2016-11-03 22:34:13 / November 3, 2016 @ 10:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miches, La Romana, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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