A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 153.84 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4s5. Unique identifier: us6000d4s5. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:18:51 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 10:18:51 / January 1, 2021 @ 10:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0479 West, latitude 18.3502 North, depth = 153.84 km.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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