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Minor earthquake, 3.12 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.6143S, -67.8825WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8825 West, latitude 18.6143 North, depth = 26 km. Unique identifier: pr2017178003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017178003. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:18:56 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/06/17 / 2017-06-27 07:18:56 / June 27, 2017 @ 7:18 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón. Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6143° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km E 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 2017-06-27 07:18:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-30 02:20:57 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 150 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4642 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 pr2017178003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017178003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017178003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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