A minor earthquake magnitude 3.42 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The 3.42-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:07:55 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/01/21 / 2021-01-26 14:07:55 / January 26, 2021 @ 2:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 92 km, -68.0296° West, 18.2198° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Event id: pr2021026007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3ey, pr2021026007.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 56 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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