A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.86 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The temblor was reported at 10:18:50 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 10:18:50 / January 1, 2021 @ 10:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -68.1413° West, 18.1405° North, depth 163 km. Event id: pr2021001009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d4s5, pr2021001009. The epicenter was at a depth of 163 km (101 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 56 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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