A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0b2, pr2021015014. Unique identifier: pr2021015014. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -68.502° West, 18.9368° North. The temblor was detected at 12:31:33 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 12:31:33 / January 15, 2021 @ 12:31 pm.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, La Romana, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 35 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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