A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0265 West, latitude 17.9634 North, depth = 22 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:44:37 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000d0xx. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d0xx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 17:44:37 / January 17, 2021 @ 5:44 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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