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Minor earthquake, 3.26 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.1838S, -68.0943WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Event id: pr2017205001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017205001. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 02:40:03 / July 24, 2017 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:40:03 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.0943° West, latitude 18.1838° North, depth = 97 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 54 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.26 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0943° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1838° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2017-07-24 02:40:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-24 04:57:55 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 164 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4375 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 221 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 pr2017205001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017205001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017205001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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