A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.67 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7991° West, 18.397° North, depth 132 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 22:14:27 / February 21, 2021 @ 10:14 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021052009. Unique identifier: pr2021052009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 132 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.67-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:14:27 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Los Llanos, Miches (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km WSW of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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