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Minor earthquake: M3.4 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.1397S, -67.8659WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 83 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (52 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16045002. Id of event: pr16045002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 93 km, -67.8659° West, 19.1397° North. The temblor was picked up at 00:17:41 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 05:17:41 / February 14, 2016 @ 5:17 am UTC/GMT.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 83 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8659° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1397° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 2016-02-14 05:17:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-14 08:04:01 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 178 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.210929 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194.4 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 pr16045002 Id of event.
Event Code 16045002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16045002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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