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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag strikes near La Romana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.1625S, -68.8766WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 03:47:41 / January 17, 2016 @ 3:47 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8766° West, 18.1625° North, depth 150 km. The temblor was detected at 23:47:41 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16017005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16017005. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 150 km (93 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Boca Chica, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).

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 four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 31 km SSE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8766° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1625° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SSE of La Romana, 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 2016-01-17 03:47:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 09:09:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 199 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.58480325 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316.8 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 pr16017005 Id of event.
Event Code 16017005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16017005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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