Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - 18 km west of La Romana, Dominican Republic, on Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 7:56 am (GMT -4) -

Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - 18 km west of La Romana, Dominican Republic, on Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 7:56 am (GMT -4)

Minor magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 134 km depth

2 Jan 13:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 19 minutes.
2 Jan 14:48: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 140.0 to 134.0 km (from 87 to 83 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16 km (10 mi) towards W.
Date & time: 2 Jan 2021 11:56:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 2 Jan 2021 7:56 am (GMT -4)
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 134.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.49°N / 69.13°W (La Romana, Provincia de La Romana, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SE of Ramon Santana (San Pedro de Macorís) (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Romana (La Romana) (pop: 208,400) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ENE of San Pedro de Macoris (San Pedro de Macorís) (pop: 217,900) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SW of Guaymate (La Romana) (pop: 6,220) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) ESE of Quisqueya (San Pedro de Macorís) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) E of Boca Chica (Santo Domingo) (pop: 46,300) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) W of Punta Cana (La Altagracia) (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) E of Santo Domingo (Nacional) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) E of Bella Vista (Nacional) (pop: 175,700) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) ESE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
3.4134 kmDOMINICAN REPUBLICEMSC
3.9140 km4 Km NNW of La Romana, Dominican RepublicUSGS

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