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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.9808S, -68.1333WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 07:09:43 / July 18, 2017 @ 7:09 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61 km (38 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009xbm, pr2017199001, pt17199001. Id of event: pr2017199001. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 61 km, -68.1333° West, 17.9808° North. The temblor was reported at 02:09:43 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 67 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9808° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km SE 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 2017-07-18 07:09:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-18 08:12:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 285 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 ,us,pr,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.588 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 244 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2017199001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017199001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xbm,pr2017199001,pt17199001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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