A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 11:06:37 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 15:06:37 / October 21, 2018 @ 3:06 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 146 km (91 miles). Unique identifier: pr2018294006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018294006. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7183° West, 18.689° North, depth 146 km.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km NW of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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