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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Puerto Plata in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.7005S, -70.6807WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Puerto Plata in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049p5. Id of event: us100049p5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.64 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 15:53:37 / December 26, 2015 @ 3:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:53:37 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 18.64 km, -70.6807° West, 19.7005° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cotuí, Bonao, Constanza. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 56 km (34 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 10 km S of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.6807° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7005° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km S of Puerto Plata, 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 2015-12-26 15:53:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-26 16:15:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 22 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 267 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 0.275 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us100049p5 Id of event.
Event Code 100049p5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100049p5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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