A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:57:12 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr15291004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15291004. Global time and date of event 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 02:57:12 / October 18, 2015 @ 2:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.262 West, latitude 18.9775 North, depth = 99 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 99 km (62 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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