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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 44 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.0575S, -68.6331WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 92 km, -68.6331° West, 19.0575° North. The temblor was reported at 10:37:01 / 10:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Id of earthquake: pr17098004. Event ids that are associated: pr17098004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 14:37:01 / April 8, 2017 @ 2:37 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Samaná, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6331° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0575° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km E of Miches, 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 2017-04-08 14:37:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-08 16:17:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 138 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 1.70769736 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 345.6 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 pr17098004 Id of event.
Event Code 17098004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17098004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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