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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.809S, -68.5662WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:55:34 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17052002. Event ids that are associated: pr17052002. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 06:55:34 / February 21, 2017 @ 6:55 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5662 West, latitude 18.809 North, depth = 179 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 179 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

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

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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. 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: 20 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5662° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.809° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 179 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNE 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 2017-02-21 06:55:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-21 08:33:14 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 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 0.7581781 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 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 pr17052002 Id of event.
Event Code 17052002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17052002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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