A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157 km (98 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:48:24 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 01:48:24 / October 29, 2015 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15302002. Id of event: pr15302002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4365 West, latitude 19.1984 North, depth = 157 km.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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