Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, 50 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Saturday, 17 April 2021 at 15:52 (GMT) -

Minor mag. 3.4 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico, 50 km southeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Saturday, 17 April 2021 at 15:52 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 161 km depth

17 Apr 16:29 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 37 minutes.
17 Apr 17:19: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 156.0 to 161.0 km (from 97 to 100 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards N.
Date & time: 17 Apr 2021 15:52:19 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 161.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.2°N / 68.17°W (Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) SSE of Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) (pop: 100,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of La Romana (Dominican Republic) (pop: 208,400) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) W of Rincon (Rincón) (pop: 1,500) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) W of Mayagüez (pop: 78,600) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) WSW of Aguadilla (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) W of Yauco (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) W of Arecibo (pop: 49,300) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) W of Ponce (pop: 152,600) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) E of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (pop: 2,201,900) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) W of Puerto Rico (pop: 418,100) --> 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
3.4161 kmMONA PASSAGE, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Puerto RicoEMSC
3.7156 km49 Km SSE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Puerto RicoUSGS

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