A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 95 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic (59 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 10:19:24 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021017010. Unique identifier: pr2021017010. Exact location of event, depth 79 km, -68.3563° West, 19.5386° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). Global time and date of event 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 10:19:24 / January 17, 2021 @ 10:19 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 95 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
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