A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 157 km (98 miles). Event id: pr2019299022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019299022. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/19 / 2019-10-26 17:20:47 / October 26, 2019 @ 5:20 pm. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:20:47 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.1855° West, latitude 18.3761° North, depth = 157 km.
Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). 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.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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