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Minor earthquake 2.96 mag, 16 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7305S, -68.3713WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/06/17 / 2017-06-05 03:09:04 / June 5, 2017 @ 3:09 am. Exact location, longitude -68.3713° West, latitude 18.7305° North, depth = 79 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017145003. Unique identifier: pr2017145003. The temblor was reported at 23:09:04 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, La Romana, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 16 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3713° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7305° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 2017-06-05 03:09:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-08 01:31:15 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 135 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291 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 pr2017145003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017145003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017145003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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