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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 42 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0482S, -68.922WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.922° West, 18.0482° North, depth 106 km. Unique identifier: pr17074001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17074001. The temblor was picked up at 21:07:23 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106 km (66 miles). Global time and date of event 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 02:07:23 / March 15, 2017 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quisqueya (c. 17 700 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Punta Cana, Quisqueya.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.922° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0482° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km S of La Romana, 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 2017-03-15 02:07:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-15 04:36:36 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 188 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.69170277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 255.6 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 pr17074001 Id of event.
Event Code 17074001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17074001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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