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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.0422S, -67.9685WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16042001. Id of event: pr16042001. The temblor was picked up at 01:20:37 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.9685° West, 19.0422° North, depth 26 km. Global time and date of event 11/02/16 / 2016-02-11 06:20:37 / February 11, 2016 @ 6:20 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles).

The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 68 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9685° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0422° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km NE of Punta Cana, 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 2016-02-11 06:20:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-11 06:48:37 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 158 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 0.80219555 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 320.4 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 pr16042001 Id of event.
Event Code 16042001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16042001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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