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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.9108S, -68.9688WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 13:22:49 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.9688° West, latitude 17.9108° North, depth = 21 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17104052. Id of event: pr17104052. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 18:22:49 / April 14, 2017 @ 6:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Guaymate, San Pedro de Macorís.

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9688° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km S 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 2017-04-14 18:22:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-14 22:07:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 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 189 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.81836522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313.2 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 pr17104052 Id of event.
Event Code 17104052 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104052, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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