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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 52 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.9944S, -68.1645WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 22:08:22 / April 14, 2017 @ 10:08 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.1645° West, 18.9944° North, depth 45 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr17104057. Ids that are associated to the event: pr17104057. The temblor was reported at 17:08:22 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 52 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1645° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9944° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NNE of Punta Cana, 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 22:08:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 01:07:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 148 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.52012455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 262.8 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 pr17104057 Id of event.
Event Code 17104057 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17104057, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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