A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 80 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (50 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 21:45:06 / October 19, 2015 @ 9:45 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7502° West, 18.9633° North, depth 23 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr15292009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15292009. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:45:06 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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