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Minor earthquake, 3.39 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.9171S, -68.4261WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 08:03:17 / August 16, 2017 @ 8:03 am. The temblor was reported at 04:03:17 / 4:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4261 West, latitude 18.9171 North, depth = 65 km. Event id: pr2017228003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017228003.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 37 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.39 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4261° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9171° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km N 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 2017-08-16 08:03:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-16 12:12:35 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 177 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4057 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291 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 pr2017228003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017228003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017228003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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