A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211 km (131 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:14:55 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 23:14:55 / October 4, 2015 @ 11:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.5008° West, 18.1608° North, depth 211 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15277009. Id of event: pr15277009.
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda. 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 two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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