A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 17:44:38 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 59 km, -68.0901° West, 18.0341° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59 km (37 miles). Global time and date of event 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 17:44:38 / January 17, 2021 @ 5:44 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2021017021. Event ids that are associated: us7000d0xx, pr2021017021.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 66 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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