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Minor earthquake, 2.93 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.2515S, -67.9076WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (56 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.9076 West, latitude 19.2515 North, depth = 25 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/07/17 / 2017-07-10 16:42:27 / July 10, 2017 @ 4:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:42:27 / 11:42 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017191005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017191005.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 90 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9076° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2515° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km NE 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 2017-07-10 16:42:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-10 21:49:19 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 132 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8767 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 283 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 pr2017191005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017191005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017191005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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