A minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 11:45:50 / December 27, 2020 @ 11:45 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020362006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020362006. The 3.61-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:45:50 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111 km (69 miles). Exact location of event, depth 111 km, -68.347° West, 18.3286° North.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 28 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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