A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.576° West, 18.7213° North, depth 145 km. Id of earthquake: pr2021034006. Event ids that are associated: pr2021034006. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 08:56:46 / February 3, 2021 @ 8:56 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:56:46 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km NE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.
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