A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:57:02 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0565 West, latitude 18.2856 North, depth = 118 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 23:57:02 / October 12, 2015 @ 11:57 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15285010. Unique identifier: pr15285010.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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