A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Exact location of event, depth 74 km, -68.2233° West, 18.0736° North. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:28:18 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021015010. Unique identifier: pr2021015010. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 08:28:18 / January 15, 2021 @ 8:28 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma. Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
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 thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 52 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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