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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.9715S, -67.9257WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (mg/mb) was reported Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 02:55:59 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time of event 28/05/15 / 2015-05-28 07:55:59 / May 28, 2015 @ 7:55 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -67.9257 West, latitude 18.9715 North, depth 5 km, unique identifier, pr15148005. Ids that are associated to the event, ,pr15148005,.

Close countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9257° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9715° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km NE 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 2015-05-28 07:55:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-28 15:54:19 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 0 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 121 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.62702407 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 244.8 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 pr15148005 Id of event.
Event Code 15148005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15148005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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