A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 17:43:23 / October 13, 2015 @ 5:43 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114 km (71 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:43:23 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 114 km, -68.2656° West, 18.0287° North. Id of earthquake: pr15286005. Event ids that are associated: pr15286005.
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana. Nearby 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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