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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near La Romana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.1505S, -68.973WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 03:46:37 / June 24, 2017 @ 3:46 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 118 km (73 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.973° West, latitude 18.1505° North, depth = 118 km. Event id: pr2017175000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017175000. The temblor was reported at 22:46:37 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 30 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.973° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1505° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km S of La Romana, 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 2017-06-24 03:46:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-25 03:26:02 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 211 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 0.6943 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 321 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 pr2017175000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017175000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017175000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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