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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.1749S, -68.4131WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 03:35:41 / April 15, 2017 @ 3:35 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: pr17105015. Event ids that are associated: pr17105015. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4131° West, 19.1749° North, depth 26 km. The temblor was detected at 22:35:41 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Miches, Salvaleón de Higüey. Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 63 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4131° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1749° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NNE of Otra Banda, 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 2017-04-15 03:35:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 05:27:02 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 158 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6584651 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr17105015 Id of event.
Event Code 17105015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17105015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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