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Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near La Romana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.8845S, -68.8981WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 03:03:33 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 08:03:33 / February 15, 2016 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8981 West, latitude 17.8845 North, depth = 88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16046001. Id of event: pr16046001.

Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, San Rafael del Yuma, La Romana (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 60 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8981° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8845° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km S 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 2016-02-15 08:03:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 11:28:43 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 121 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.79500903 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 248.4 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 pr16046001 Id of event.
Event Code 16046001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16046001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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