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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Palmar de Ocoa in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.373S, -70.522WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Palmar de Ocoa in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Palmar de Ocoa in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:38:15 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: at00nyecfr. Event ids that are associated: at00nyecfr. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.522 West, latitude 18.373 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 26/11/15 / 2015-11-26 00:38:15 / November 26, 2015 @ 12:38 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Villa Jaragua, Pimentel. Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de Barahona (c. 77 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 10 km NE of Palmar de Ocoa, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.522° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.373° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km NE of Palmar de Ocoa, 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 2015-11-26 00:38:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-26 00:41:52 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 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 1 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 385 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.58031167 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 at00nyecfr Id of event.
Event Code 00nyecfr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00nyecfr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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