A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.93 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 3.93-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:19:10 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9798 West, latitude 18.4926 North, depth = 174 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020349004. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqw2, pr2020349004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 03:19:10 / December 14, 2020 @ 3:19 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 174 km (108 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km N of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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