A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 22:18:27 / October 29, 2015 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr15302015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15302015. The temblor was picked up at 17:18:27 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.762° West, latitude 19.186° North, depth = 128 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 128 km (80 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Las Terrenas, Punta Cana. Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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