Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 20 km south of La Romana, Dominican Republic, on Saturday, 20 Feb 2021 6:51 am (GMT -4) -
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Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 131 km depth
20 Feb 12:37 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Feb 2021 10:51:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 20 Feb 2021 6:51 am (GMT -4)
Depth: 131.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.25°N / 68.97°W (Caribbean Sea, Dominican Republic)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km (12 mi) S of La Romana (pop: 208,400) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WSW of San Rafael del Yuma (pop: 5,290) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) S of Guaymate (pop: 6,220) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) SE of Quisqueya (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Boca Chica (pop: 46,300) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of Punta Cana (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) ESE of Santo Domingo Este (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Santo Domingo (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) W of Rincon (Rincón, Puerto Rico) (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) SE of Santiago de los Caballeros (pop: 1,200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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