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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 44 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.3607S, -68.0542WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (mg/mb) was reported Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 06:42:53 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-17 11:42:53 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0542 West, latitude 18.3607 North, depth 97 km.

Close countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0542° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3607° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-17 23:42:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-21 09:56:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 178 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources pr A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.03575752 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr14351003 Id of event.
Event Code 14351003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS pr14351003 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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