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Minor earthquake: M3.96 quake has struck near Miches in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.0186S, -68.8816WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.96 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/06/17 / 2017-06-26 06:06:10 / June 26, 2017 @ 6:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132 km (82 miles). Exact location of event, depth 132 km, -68.8816° West, 19.0186° North. Id of earthquake: pr2017177005. Event ids that are associated: pr2017177005. The temblor was picked up at 02:06:10 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayaguana, Sánchez, Los Llanos. Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8816° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0186° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ENE of Miches, 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 2017-06-26 06:06:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-30 02:38:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 241 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7106 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 pr2017177005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017177005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017177005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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