A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -68.9636° West, latitude 18.378° North, depth = 148 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 148 km (92 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021002013. Unique identifier: pr2021002013. The temblor was reported at 11:13:56 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 11:13:56 / January 2, 2021 @ 11:13 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 5 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.
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