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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0793S, -68.0373WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0373 West, latitude 18.0793 North, depth = 37.54 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17199001, us20009xbm. Id of event: us20009xbm. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 07:09:43 / July 18, 2017 @ 7:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:09:43 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.54 km (23 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (57 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 67 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0373° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0793° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.54 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 07:25:09 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 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.795 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009xbm Id of event.
Event Code 20009xbm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17199001,us20009xbm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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