A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6345 West, latitude 17.8932 North, depth = 116 km. The temblor was reported at 04:47:32 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr15286000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15286000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 09:47:32 / October 13, 2015 @ 9:47 am.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana, La Romana.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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