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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.613S, -70.417WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 21:25:19 / August 2, 2017 @ 9:25 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:25:19 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.417 West, latitude 18.613 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17214001. Unique identifier: pt17214001.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tamboril, Galván, Santiago de los Caballeros. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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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: 11 km NE of San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.417° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.613° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NE 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 21:31:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 341 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122.399990208 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 pt17214001 Id of event.
Event Code 17214001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17214001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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