A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 19:05:01 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr15269016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15269016. Exact location of event, longitude -68.808 West, latitude 18.825 North, depth = 119 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 23:05:01 / September 26, 2015 @ 11:05 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 119 km (74 miles).
The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, Samaná (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 24 km NW of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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