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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near La Romana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.3931S, -68.847WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr17093004. Unique identifier: pr17093004. The epicenter was at a depth of 111 km (69 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:08:39 / 5:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.847 West, latitude 18.3931 North, depth = 111 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 09:08:39 / April 3, 2017 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, Boca Chica, Los Llanos.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km ESE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.847° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3931° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km ESE 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 2017-04-03 09:08:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-03 09:34:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 222 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.45814079 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 327.6 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 pr17093004 Id of event.
Event Code 17093004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17093004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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