A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.06 West, latitude 17.9896 North, depth = 54 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/21 / 2021-02-24 20:58:05 / February 24, 2021 @ 8:58 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2021055004. Event ids that are associated: pr2021055004. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:58:05 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 72 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.
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