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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 38 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.8327S, -68.1451WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 66 km, -68.1451° West, 18.8327° North. The temblor was detected at 22:06:10 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 03:06:10 / February 25, 2017 @ 3:06 am. Id of earthquake: pr17056009. Event ids that are associated: pr17056009.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1451° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8327° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NE 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 2017-02-25 03:06:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 10:08:58 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 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3880722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 pr17056009 Id of event.
Event Code 17056009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17056009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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