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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near El Valle in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.872S, -69.351WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from El Valle in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has been issued near El Valle in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 90 km, -69.351° West, 18.872° North. Id of earthquake: at00ontbn9. Event ids that are associated: at00ontbn9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 02:45:09 / April 3, 2017 @ 2:45 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:45:09 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piedra Blanca, Cambita Garabitos, Las Guáranas.

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 sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km SSE of El Valle, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.351° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.872° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SSE of El Valle, 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 02:49:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 370 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 28 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6719398 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129.599989632 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 at00ontbn9 Id of event.
Event Code 00ontbn9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ontbn9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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