A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd4e, pr2021030005. Id of event: pr2021030005. Exact location of earthquake, -68.2163° West, 19.0965° North, depth 32 km. The 3.18-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:26:53 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 03:26:53 / January 30, 2021 @ 3:26 am.
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby 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 Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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