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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.0375S, -68.1457WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 02:05:03 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 131 km (81 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 07:05:03 / January 28, 2017 @ 7:05 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17028001. Id of event: pr17028001. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1457 West, latitude 19.0375 North, depth = 131 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana. Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1457° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0375° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 131 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km NNE 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 2017-01-28 07:05:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-28 07:38:06 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 222 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.32052347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 331.2 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 pr17028001 Id of event.
Event Code 17028001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17028001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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