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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Miches in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.3565S, -68.4005WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 10:44:19 / January 12, 2016 @ 10:44 am. Unique identifier: pr16012006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16012006. The temblor was picked up at 05:44:19 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.4005 West, latitude 19.3565 North, depth = 28 km.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches. Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (49 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 79 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4005° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3565° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km ENE of Miches, 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 2016-01-12 10:44:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-12 11:27:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 168 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.83812816 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr16012006 Id of event.
Event Code 16012006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16012006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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