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Minor earthquake: M3.62 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.5026S, -68.3913WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 22:40:59 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017140000. Id of event: pr2017140000. Exact location of earthquake, -68.3913° West, 18.5026° North, depth 140 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 02:40:59 / May 20, 2017 @ 2:40 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 140 km (87 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 8 km S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.62 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3913° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5026° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km S 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 2017-05-20 02:40:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-20 16:16:51 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 202 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.015 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 pr2017140000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017140000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017140000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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