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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Sanchez in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.262S, -69.578WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sanchez in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/08/16 / 2016-08-26 22:08:35 / August 26, 2016 @ 10:08 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: at00ocjeub. Ids that are associated to the event: at00ocjeub. The temblor was picked up at 18:08:35 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.578 West, latitude 19.262 North, depth = 69 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sanchez in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Concepción de La Vega, Guaymate. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop).

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

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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. 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: 5 km NE of Sanchez, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.262° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NE of Sanchez, 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 2016-08-26 22:08:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-26 22:11:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 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 354 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8560945 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129.599989632 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 at00ocjeub Id of event.
Event Code 00ocjeub An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ocjeub, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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