A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 10:43:08 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15290008. Unique identifier: pr15290008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0609 West, latitude 18.642 North, depth = 110 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 15:43:08 / October 17, 2015 @ 3:43 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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