A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170 km (106 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 06:09:41 / February 18, 2021 @ 6:09 am. Unique identifier: pr2021049003. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dil6, pr2021049003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68 West, latitude 18.3288 North, depth = 170 km. The temblor was detected at 06:09:41 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Salvaleón de Higüey, Rincón (min 5000 pop).
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 six, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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