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Minor earthquake: M3.26 quake has struck near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.8233S, -68.5551WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -68.5551° West, latitude 18.8233° North, depth = 50 km. Id of earthquake: pr2017208009. Event ids that are associated: pr2017208009. The 3.26-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:05:47 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 50 km (31 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/07/17 / 2017-07-27 23:05:47 / July 27, 2017 @ 11:05 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, La Romana, Miches (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.26 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5551° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8233° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNE of Otra Banda, 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 2017-07-27 23:05:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-28 03:53:55 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 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3548 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313 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 pr2017208009 Id of event.
Event Code 2017208009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017208009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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