A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Jamao al Norte in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Global time and date of event 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 13:34:38 / October 31, 2015 @ 1:34 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:34:38 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.45 km (17 miles). Unique identifier: us2000418a. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000418a. Exact location of event, longitude -70.5045 West, latitude 19.5905 North, depth = 27.45 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Constanza, Villa Riva, Bonao. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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