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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Villa Vasquez in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.7865S, -71.4771WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Villa Vasquez in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 15:25:41 / January 2, 2016 @ 3:25 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 12.24 km, -71.4771° West, 19.7865° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:25:41 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.24 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: us10004aw5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004aw5.

Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Saint-Raphaël (c. 37 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Iglesia, Hinche, Santiago de los Caballeros (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Haiti (c. 9 649 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 5 km NNW of Villa Vasquez, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4771° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7865° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNW of Villa Vasquez, 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 2016-01-02 15:25:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-02 17:39:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 0.666 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004aw5 Id of event.
Event Code 10004aw5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004aw5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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