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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near El Puerto in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7828S, -69.3977WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.91 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -69.3977 West, latitude 18.7828 North, depth = 105.91 km. Global time and date of event 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 12:51:55 / February 16, 2017 @ 12:51 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008k7r. Ids that are associated to the event: at00olgx2i, us20008k7r. A tsunami warning has been issued near El Puerto in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:51:55 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Piedra Blanca, Las Guáranas, Yaguate (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 7 km E of El Puerto, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3977° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7828° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km E of El Puerto, 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 2017-02-16 12:51:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 13:15:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 330 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.586 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 113 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008k7r Id of event.
Event Code 20008k7r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00olgx2i,us20008k7r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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