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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 75 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.9046S, -67.7788WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7788° West, 18.9046° North, depth 80 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:25:03 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/15 / 2015-08-13 15:25:03 / August 13, 2015 @ 3:25 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15225012. Unique identifier: pr15225012. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.7788° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9046° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km ENE 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 2015-08-13 15:25:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-13 20:12:09 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.69080445 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230.4 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 pr15225012 Id of event.
Event Code 15225012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15225012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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