A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.68 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2411 West, latitude 19.2523 North, depth = 38 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:09:47 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021049008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021049008. Global time and date of event 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 09:09:47 / February 18, 2021 @ 9:09 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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