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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.2579S, -68.383WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135 km (84 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 01:40:23 / October 17, 2015 @ 1:40 am. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:40:23 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15290002. Id of event: pr15290002. Exact location of event, depth 135 km, -68.383° West, 19.2579° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Miches, Punta Cana.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 73 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.383° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2579° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 135 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km NNE of Otra Banda, 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 2015-10-17 01:40:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 05:54:13 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 168 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.63313719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 345.6 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 pr15290002 Id of event.
Event Code 15290002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15290002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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