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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 11 km WSW of Cevicos, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.957S, -70.0789WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cevicos in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has been issued near Cevicos in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 01:04:51 / February 27, 2017 @ 1:04 am. The temblor was reported at 21:04:51 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -70.0789° West, latitude 18.957° North, depth = 65 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00om0do3. Unique identifier: at00om0do3.

The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José de Las Matas, San Pedro de Macorís, Villa González (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 11 km WSW of Cevicos, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.0789° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.957° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WSW 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 01:14:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 54 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 377 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 27 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.512938 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115.199990784 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00om0do3 Id of event.
Event Code 00om0do3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00om0do3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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