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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.1161S, -67.7177WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 93 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (58 miles). The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:47:47 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.7177° West, 19.1161° North, depth 7 km. Global time and date of event 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 12:47:47 / September 12, 2016 @ 12:47 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr16256009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16256009.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.7177° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1161° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km NE of Punta Cana, 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 2016-09-12 12:47:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-12 13:32:52 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 178 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 0.76177136 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 244.8 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 pr16256009 Id of event.
Event Code 16256009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16256009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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