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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.1261S, -68.0528WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0528 West, latitude 18.1261 North, depth = 24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17090012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17090012. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 22:26:47 / March 31, 2017 @ 10:26 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:26:47 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 62 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0528° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1261° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SE 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 2017-03-31 22:26:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-01 00:20:55 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 121 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.90370518 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 349.2 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 pr17090012 Id of event.
Event Code 17090012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17090012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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