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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near Miches in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.9969S, -68.906WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 00:49:32 / January 19, 2016 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16019000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16019000. Exact location of earthquake, -68.906° West, 18.9969° North, depth 112 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 112 km (70 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:49:32 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Sánchez, Las Terrenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.906° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9969° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km E 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 2016-01-19 00:49:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-19 04:27:48 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 211 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 0.69170277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 327.6 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 pr16019000 Id of event.
Event Code 16019000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16019000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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