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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5333S, -70.4304WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 24.94 km, -70.4304° West, 18.5333° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.94 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10009j2j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17214001, us10009j2j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:25:19 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 21:25:19 / August 2, 2017 @ 9:25 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juan de Herrera, Villa Riva, San Juan de la Maguana. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km ESE of San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4304° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5333° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km ESE of San Jose de Ocoa, 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 2017-08-02 21:25:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-02 21:42:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 49 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 300 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 0.887 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us10009j2j Id of event.
Event Code 10009j2j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17214001,us10009j2j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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