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Minor earthquake, 3.53 mag was detected near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.077S, -68.8693WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.53 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The 3.53-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:35:10 / 8:35 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017183004. Unique identifier: pr2017183004. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 12:35:10 / July 2, 2017 @ 12:35 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8693° West, 19.077° North, depth 104 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, San Pedro de Macorís, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

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

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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: 21 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.53 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8693° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.077° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km 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 2017-07-02 12:35:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-03 03:34:05 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 192 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5878 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 225 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 pr2017183004 Id of event.
Event Code 2017183004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017183004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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