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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag has occurred near Jamao al Norte in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.5905S, -70.5045WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Jamao al Norte in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Global time and date of event 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 13:34:38 / October 31, 2015 @ 1:34 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:34:38 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.45 km (17 miles). Unique identifier: us2000418a. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000418a. Exact location of event, longitude -70.5045 West, latitude 19.5905 North, depth = 27.45 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Constanza, Villa Riva, Bonao. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SW of Jamao al Norte, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.5045° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5905° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SW of Jamao al Norte, 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 2015-10-31 13:34:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-01 23:37:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.1 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 189 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.265 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000418a Id of event.
Event Code 2000418a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000418a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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