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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.1984S, -68.4365WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 157 km (98 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:48:24 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/10/15 / 2015-10-29 01:48:24 / October 29, 2015 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15302002. Id of event: pr15302002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4365 West, latitude 19.1984 North, depth = 157 km.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 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 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4365° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1984° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2015-10-29 01:48:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-29 04:16:23 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 211 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.44898255 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 327.6 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 pr15302002 Id of event.
Event Code 15302002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15302002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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