A minor earthquake magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.0186° West, 18.2778° North, depth 104 km. The 3.46-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:56:08 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dehj, pr2021060004. Unique identifier: pr2021060004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 04:56:08 / March 1, 2021 @ 4:56 am.
Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Rincón, Otra Banda. The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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