A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/15 / 2015-10-14 06:08:37 / October 14, 2015 @ 6:08 am. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:08:37 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6372 West, latitude 18.7437 North, depth = 155 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 155 km (96 miles). Event id: pr15287001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15287001.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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