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Minor earthquake: M3.3 quake has struck near Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.9043S, -68.6315WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 107 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic (66 miles). Unique identifier: pr16138003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16138003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27 km (17 miles). The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:12:26 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 07:12:26 / May 17, 2016 @ 7:12 am. Exact location of event, depth 27 km, -68.6315° West, 19.9043° North.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 107 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.9043° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, 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 2016-05-17 07:12:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-17 12:58:16 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 168 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.80399218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 266.4 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 pr16138003 Id of event.
Event Code 16138003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16138003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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