A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.94 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.9833 West, latitude 18.4636 North, depth = 140 km. Id of earthquake: pr2021002011. Event ids that are associated: pr2021002011. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140 km (87 miles). The 3.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:56:50 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 11:56:50 / January 2, 2021 @ 11:56 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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