A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Las Matas de Santa Cruz in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 16:35:05 / September 27, 2018 @ 4:35 pm. Event id: us1000h3h0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h3h0. The temblor was reported at 12:35:05 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.4609 West, latitude 19.6428 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Río Grande (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hinche, Milot, Okap (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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