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Minor earthquake 2.82 mag, 13 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.7063S, -68.4243WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 93 km, -68.4243° West, 18.7063° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017186007. Unique identifier: pr2017186007. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93 km (58 miles). The 2.82-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:26:48 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 10:26:48 / July 5, 2017 @ 10:26 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, La Romana, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4243° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7063° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km N 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 2017-07-05 10:26:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-06 17:23:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 123 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1971 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302 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 pr2017186007 Id of event.
Event Code 2017186007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017186007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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