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Minor earthquake 2.84 mag, 22 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.5526S, -68.1938WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 07:52:35 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017192006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017192006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.1938° West, latitude 18.5526° North, depth = 105 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 11:52:35 / July 11, 2017 @ 11:52 am.

Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma, Otra Banda.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1938° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5526° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km 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 2017-07-11 11:52:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 17:02:57 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 124 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1915 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 pr2017192006 Id of event.
Event Code 2017192006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017192006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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