A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 22:32:44 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr15295003. Event ids that are associated: pr15295003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/15 / 2015-10-22 03:32:44 / October 22, 2015 @ 3:32 am. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0962 West, latitude 19.1124 North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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