A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 07:27:43 / October 30, 2015 @ 7:27 am. Exact location of event, depth 145 km, -68.6453° West, 18.9085° North. Id of earthquake: pr15303018. Event ids that are associated: pr15303018. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145 km (90 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:27:43 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Samaná, El Valle. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km N of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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