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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.8721S, -68.127WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 89 km (55 miles). Id of earthquake: pr16267005. Event ids that are associated: pr16267005. The temblor was picked up at 17:07:52 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 22:07:52 / September 23, 2016 @ 10:07 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.127° West, 18.8721° North, depth 89 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.127° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8721° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2016-09-23 22:07:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 00:11:44 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 148 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.19026775 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205.2 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 pr16267005 Id of event.
Event Code 16267005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16267005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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