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Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag strikes near Dominican Republic region



Earthquake location 17.656S, -68.6281WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Dominican Republic region (0 miles). Unique identifier: pr2017210007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017210007. The temblor was reported at 04:39:42 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 04:39:42 / July 29, 2017 @ 4:39 am. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6281 West, latitude 17.656 North, depth = 53 km.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: Dominican Republic region.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6281° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.656° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Dominican Republic region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-29 04:39:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-29 08:40:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 140 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8927 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 297 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 pr2017210007 Id of event.
Event Code 2017210007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017210007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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