A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15291002. Unique identifier: pr15291002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4065 West, latitude 18.0289 North, depth = 95 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:26:37 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 01:26:37 / October 18, 2015 @ 1:26 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 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 fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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