A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000d6ze. Event ids that are associated: us6000d6ze. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5708 West, latitude 17.8071 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:10:23 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 07:10:23 / January 9, 2021 @ 7:10 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 63 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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