A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000diy9, pr2021071006. Unique identifier: pr2021071006. Global time and date of event 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 21:38:38 / March 12, 2021 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:38:38 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.8291 West, latitude 18.8198 North, depth = 106 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 66 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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