A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The 3.54-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:42:49 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9453 West, latitude 18.5378 North, depth = 120 km. Event id: pr2021002007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021002007. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 06:42:49 / January 2, 2021 @ 6:42 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120 km (75 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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