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Minor earthquake, 3 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7805S, -68.4326WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16316026. Id of event: pr16316026. Exact location, longitude -68.4326° West, latitude 18.7805° North, depth = 93 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/11/16 / 2016-11-11 21:34:28 / November 11, 2016 @ 9:34 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93 km (58 miles). The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:34:28 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).

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 four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three 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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 22 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4326° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7805° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km 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 2016-11-11 21:34:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-12 00:30:08 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 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.26949459 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 302.4 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 pr16316026 Id of event.
Event Code 16316026 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16316026, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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