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Minor earthquake: M3 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.9575S, -67.96WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:20:44 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.96° West, latitude 18.9575° North, depth = 98 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 98 km (61 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16261004. Id of event: pr16261004. Global time and date of event 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 06:20:44 / September 17, 2016 @ 6:20 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana. The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.96° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9575° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 2016-09-17 06:20:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 08:25:10 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 138 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5937864 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 273.6 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 pr16261004 Id of event.
Event Code 16261004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16261004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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