A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4796° West, 18.8435° North, depth 68 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:46:15 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018258005. Unique identifier: pr2018258005. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 04:46:15 / September 15, 2018 @ 4:46 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Miches, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 28 km NE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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