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Light earthquake 4 mag, 7 km S of Jamao al Norte, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.5656S, -70.4508WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Jamao al Norte in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:06:02 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 01:06:02 / May 5, 2017 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pjb. Id of event: us10008pjb. Exact location of event, depth 33.59 km, -70.4508° West, 19.5656° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 33.59 km (21 miles).

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Piedra Blanca, Constanza, Monción (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km S of Jamao al Norte, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4508° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km S of Jamao al Norte, 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 2017-05-05 01:06:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-07 21:32:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.5 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 248 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008pjb Id of event.
Event Code 10008pjb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008pjb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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