A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 15:23:18 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 139 km (86 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.98° West, latitude 18.5853° North, depth = 139 km. Id of earthquake: pr15297013. Event ids that are associated: pr15297013. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 19:23:18 / October 24, 2015 @ 7:23 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Plata, Samaná, Bayaguana (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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