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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7569S, -68.4121WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event id: pr16308005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16308005. Exact location of event, depth 70 km, -68.4121° West, 18.7569° North. The temblor was reported at 18:34:13 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/11/16 / 2016-11-03 22:34:13 / November 3, 2016 @ 10:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miches, La Romana, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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. 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: 19 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4121° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7569° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km N 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 2016-11-03 22:34:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-04 19:26:55 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.24344344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298.8 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 pr16308005 Id of event.
Event Code 16308005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16308005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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