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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 2 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.6315S, -68.7276WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 08:03:23 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17099008. Event ids that are associated: pr17099008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 12:03:23 / April 9, 2017 @ 12:03 pm. Exact location of event, depth 122 km, -68.7276° West, 18.6315° North.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, El Valle, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7276° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6315° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, 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 2017-04-09 12:03:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-09 14:53:18 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 178 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.34764801 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr17099008 Id of event.
Event Code 17099008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17099008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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