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Minor earthquake, 2.92 mag strikes near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.1156S, -68.5166WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/06/17 / 2017-06-19 17:17:59 / June 19, 2017 @ 5:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Unique identifier: pr2017170006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017170006. Exact location of earthquake, -68.5166° West, 19.1156° North, depth 26 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:17:59 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 53 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5166° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1156° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km 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 2017-06-19 17:17:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 02:12:52 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 131 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6167 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 307 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 pr2017170006 Id of event.
Event Code 2017170006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017170006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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