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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Cevicos in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.9664S, -70.0129WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Cevicos in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.0129 West, latitude 18.9664 North, depth = 60.29 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:04:51 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.29 km (37 miles). Unique identifier: us20008mkq. Ids that are associated to the event: at00om0do3, us20008mkq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 01:04:51 / February 27, 2017 @ 1:04 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Cevicos in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Azua, San Pedro de Macorís, Peralta (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SW of Cevicos, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.0129° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9664° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km SW of Cevicos, 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 2017-02-27 01:04:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-27 01:25:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 163 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 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 396 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 0.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 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 us20008mkq Id of event.
Event Code 20008mkq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00om0do3,us20008mkq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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