A minor earthquake magnitude 3.84 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2021009011. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d6ze, pr2021009011. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 07:10:26 / January 9, 2021 @ 7:10 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5603 West, latitude 17.861 North, depth = 74 km. The 3.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:10:26 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 74 km (46 miles).
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). 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 Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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