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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.2436S, -67.7713WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 99 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (62 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:11:10 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.7713 West, latitude 19.2436 North, depth = 30 km. Id of earthquake: pr16262020. Event ids that are associated: pr16262020. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 20:11:10 / September 18, 2016 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT.

Every 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 nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 99 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 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.7713° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 99km 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 2016-09-18 20:11:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-19 01:13:05 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 129 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 0.99263839 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr16262020 Id of event.
Event Code 16262020 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16262020, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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