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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Monte Plata in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.716S, -69.776WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Monte Plata in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ofymoj. Unique identifier: at00ofymoj. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:02:43 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/11/16 / 2016-11-01 11:02:43 / November 1, 2016 @ 11:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -69.776° West, latitude 18.716° North, depth = 69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 69 km (43 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Monte Plata in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Estebanía, Tenares, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 10 km S of Monte Plata, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.776° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.716° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km S of Monte Plata, 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 2016-11-01 11:02:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-01 11:06:02 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 1 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 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 29 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2847659 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143.99998848 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00ofymoj Id of event.
Event Code 00ofymoj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ofymoj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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