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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.8607S, -68.6552WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:34:35 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 02:34:35 / February 20, 2017 @ 2:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6552 West, latitude 18.8607 North, depth = 89 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 89 km (55 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17051001. Id of event: pr17051001.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, San Pedro de Macorís, Sabana de La Mar. Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 23 km N of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6552° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8607° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km N of Otra Banda, 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 2017-02-20 02:34:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-20 05:12:57 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 178 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 0.66026173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190.8 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 pr17051001 Id of event.
Event Code 17051001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17051001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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