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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.759S, -68.6516WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144 km (89 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6516 West, latitude 18.759 North, depth = 144 km. The temblor was detected at 04:06:02 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 08:06:02 / February 26, 2016 @ 8:06 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16057004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16057004.

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Quisqueya, El Valle. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km N of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6516° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.759° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 144 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km N of Otra Banda, 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 2016-02-26 08:06:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 09:22:34 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 211 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 0.73212696 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 pr16057004 Id of event.
Event Code 16057004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16057004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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