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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Hato Mayor del Rey in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7456S, -69.3232WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -69.3232° West, latitude 18.7456° North, depth = 92.8 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ontbn9, pr17093000, us10008e09. Id of event: us10008e09. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.8 km (58 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:45:09 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Hato Mayor del Rey in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 02:45:09 / April 3, 2017 @ 2:45 am.

The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, Cambita Garabitos, Pimentel.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WSW of Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3232° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7456° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WSW of Hato Mayor del Rey, 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 2017-04-03 02:45:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-03 03:04:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 214 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 430 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,pr,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 0.629 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us10008e09 Id of event.
Event Code 10008e09 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ontbn9,pr17093000,us10008e09, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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