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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near Guaymate in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.5853S, -68.98WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 15:23:18 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 139 km (86 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.98° West, latitude 18.5853° North, depth = 139 km. Id of earthquake: pr15297013. Event ids that are associated: pr15297013. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 19:23:18 / October 24, 2015 @ 7:23 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Plata, Samaná, Bayaguana (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 0 km SSW of Guaymate, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.98° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km SSW of Guaymate, 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 2015-10-24 19:23:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-24 21:44:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 234 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.43820277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172.8 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 pr15297013 Id of event.
Event Code 15297013 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15297013, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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