Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Earthquake breaking news, Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 8 km NE of Guaymate, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.6487S, -68.9296WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 06:58:35 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 10:58:35 / February 2, 2016 @ 10:58 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.9296° West, latitude 18.6487° North, depth = 113 km. Unique identifier: pr16033002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16033002.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Bayaguana, Boca Chica. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

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

Did you feel it?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km NE of Guaymate, Dominican Republic.

Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9296° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6487° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NE of Guaymate, 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 2016-02-02 10:58:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-02 11:35:14 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 234 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.53629422 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172.8 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 pr16033002 Id of event.
Event Code 16033002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16033002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply