A minor earthquake magnitude 3.99 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 137 km, -68.987° West, 18.6451° North. The temblor was reported at 02:29:48 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021021001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021021001. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 02:29:48 / January 21, 2021 @ 2:29 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 137 km (85 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Plata, Samaná, Bayaguana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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