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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near El Puerto in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.837S, -69.425WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has been issued near El Puerto in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122 km (76 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00o31lqj. Id of event: at00o31lqj. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:18:19 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.425 West, latitude 18.837 North, depth = 122 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 08:18:19 / February 24, 2016 @ 8:18 am.

The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yaguate, Fantino, Piedra Blanca.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km NE of El Puerto, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.425° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.837° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NE of El Puerto, 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 2016-02-24 08:18:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 08:25:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 1 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 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 28 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.59558303 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00o31lqj Id of event.
Event Code 00o31lqj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00o31lqj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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