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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.752S, -68.599WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.599° West, 18.752° North, depth 121 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 121 km (75 miles). Unique identifier: pr16261000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16261000. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:38:53 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 00:38:53 / September 17, 2016 @ 12:38 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. 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: 13 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.599° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.752° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NNE of Otra Banda, 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 2016-09-17 00:38:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 03:49:01 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 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.74111011 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 183.6 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 pr16261000 Id of event.
Event Code 16261000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16261000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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