A minor earthquake magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021006008. Unique identifier: pr2021006008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136 km (85 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.614° West, 18.7253° North, depth 136 km. The temblor was detected at 05:42:37 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 05:42:37 / January 6, 2021 @ 5:42 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, El Valle, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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