A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16316026. Id of event: pr16316026. Exact location, longitude -68.4326° West, latitude 18.7805° North, depth = 93 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 21:34:28 / November 11, 2016 @ 9:34 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93 km (58 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:34:28 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 22 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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