A minor earthquake magnitude 3.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 3.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:05:44 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021009015. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d703, pr2021009015. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 09:05:44 / January 9, 2021 @ 9:05 am. Exact location of event, longitude -68.912 West, latitude 18.58 North, depth = 106 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Bayaguana, Boca Chica (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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km E of Guaymate, Dominican Republic.
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