A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 16:03:18 / February 3, 2021 @ 4:03 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000de70. Unique identifier: us6000de70. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:03:18 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -68.881 West, latitude 19.2956 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Guaymate, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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