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Minor earthquake, 3.52 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0948S, -67.9991WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.52 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location, longitude -67.9991° West, latitude 18.0948° North, depth = 42 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:13:23 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 00:13:23 / June 17, 2017 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017168000. Unique identifier: pr2017168000. The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km (26 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.52 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9991° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0948° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SE 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 2017-06-17 00:13:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-18 16:21:05 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 191 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 322 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 pr2017168000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017168000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017168000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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