A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.43-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:00:39 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 09:00:39 / February 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021052004. Id of event: pr2021052004. Exact location of event, longitude -67.9996 West, latitude 18.2573 North, depth = 97 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Rincón, San Rafael del Yuma. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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