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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.7572S, -68.8786WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:14:35 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 01:14:35 / January 29, 2017 @ 1:14 am. Unique identifier: pr17029001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17029001. Exact location, longitude -68.8786° West, latitude 19.7572° North, depth = 86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Terrenas, Samaná (min 5000 pop).

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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 77 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8786° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7572° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, 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 2017-01-29 01:14:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-29 04:13:39 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 211 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 1.90083514 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 334.8 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 pr17029001 Id of event.
Event Code 17029001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17029001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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