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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.973S, -67.8435WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -67.8435° West, 18.973° North, depth 5 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:17:43 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 12:17:43 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017174002. Event ids that are associated: pt17174050, pr2017174002, us20009p8j.

The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8435° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.973° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 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 12:17:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-25 03:35:06 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 pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,pr,us, 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 0.6922 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 232 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 pr2017174002 Id of event.
Event Code 2017174002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17174050,pr2017174002,us20009p8j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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