A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 121.82 km (76 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:42:48 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021002007, us6000d4z1. Unique identifier: us6000d4z1. Exact location, longitude -69.0195° West, latitude 18.5872° North, depth = 121.82 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 06:42:48 / January 2, 2021 @ 6:42 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km W of Guaymate, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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