A minor earthquake magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.299 West, latitude 18.5248 North, depth = 118 km. The 3.59-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:48:22 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/21 / 2021-02-25 04:48:22 / February 25, 2021 @ 4:48 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021056002. Unique identifier: pr2021056002.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana. Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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