A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). Id of earthquake: pr15342003. Event ids that are associated: pr15342003. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1514 West, latitude 18.2262 North, depth = 116 km. The temblor was reported at 07:37:25 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/15 / 2015-12-08 12:37:25 / December 8, 2015 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma. Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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