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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 28 km N of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.9085S, -68.6453WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 07:27:43 / October 30, 2015 @ 7:27 am. Exact location of event, depth 145 km, -68.6453° West, 18.9085° North. Id of earthquake: pr15303018. Event ids that are associated: pr15303018. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145 km (90 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:27:43 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Samaná, El Valle. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km N of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6453° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9085° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km N 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 2015-10-30 07:27:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 13:58:06 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 188 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 1.22170879 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 334.8 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 pr15303018 Id of event.
Event Code 15303018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15303018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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