A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000b05a. Unique identifier: us1000b05a. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:48:27 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.9121° West, latitude 17.9857° North, depth = 16.03 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.03 km (10 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 16:48:27 / October 26, 2017 @ 4:48 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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