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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Sosua in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 20.202S, -70.366WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Sosua in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 00:54:55 / March 16, 2017 @ 12:54 am. Exact location of event, longitude -70.366 West, latitude 20.202 North, depth = 1 km. Id of earthquake: at00omvujj. Event ids that are associated: at00omvujj. A tsunami warning has been issued near Sosua in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:54:55 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salcedo (c. 45 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tamboril (c. 23 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Esperanza, Tenares, Salcedo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 50 km NNE of Sosua, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.366° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.202° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NNE of Sosua, 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 2017-03-16 00:54:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-16 01:03:38 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 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 312 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 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8408231 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136.799989056 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 at00omvujj Id of event.
Event Code 00omvujj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00omvujj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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