A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 18:04:17 / January 9, 2021 @ 6:04 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0476 West, latitude 18.586 North, depth = 92 km. The temblor was detected at 18:04:17 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2021009020. Event ids that are associated: pr2021009020.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma, Otra Banda.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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