Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Altamira in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.6333S, -70.7697WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Altamira in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.09 km (18 miles). Exact location of event, depth 29.09 km, -70.7697° West, 19.6333° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100042c2. Id of event: us100042c2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/15 / 2015-11-29 03:40:18 / November 29, 2015 @ 3:40 am. The temblor was reported at 23:40:18 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Loma de Cabrera, Bonao, Pimentel (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Did you feel it?

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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km ESE of Altamira, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.7697° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.6333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ESE of Altamira, 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 2015-11-29 03:40:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-01 00:31:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 31 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 260 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 0.208 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100042c2 Id of event.
Event Code 100042c2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100042c2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply