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Minor earthquake, 3.5 mag has occurred near Miches in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.3861S, -68.3943WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16095005. Id of event: pr16095005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 14:02:28 / April 4, 2016 @ 2:02 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:02:28 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3943° West, 19.3861° North, depth 92 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 81 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3943° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3861° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km ENE of Miches, 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 2016-04-04 14:02:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-04 15:11:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 188 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 0.75458484 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 201.6 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 pr16095005 Id of event.
Event Code 16095005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16095005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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