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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.8886S, -67.8049WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17174050, us20009p8j. Id of event: us20009p8j. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.8049° West, 18.8886° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 12:17:42 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:17 pm. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:17:42 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Aguadilla, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 71 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8049° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8886° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km ENE 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 2017-06-23 12:17:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 12:41:56 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 234 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 ,pt,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 0.66 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009p8j Id of event.
Event Code 20009p8j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17174050,us20009p8j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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