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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Miches in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.2782S, -68.5808WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 06:29:18 / May 25, 2016 @ 6:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5808 West, latitude 19.2782 North, depth = 111 km. The temblor was reported at 01:29:18 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr16146009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16146009.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Punta Cana, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5808° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2782° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NE 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 2016-05-25 06:29:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-25 08:24:00 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 158 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 0.57222684 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 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 pr16146009 Id of event.
Event Code 16146009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16146009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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