A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135 km (84 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 01:40:23 / October 17, 2015 @ 1:40 am. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:40:23 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15290002. Id of event: pr15290002. Exact location of event, depth 135 km, -68.383° West, 19.2579° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Miches, Punta Cana.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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