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Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.038S, -68.3646WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 13:28:11 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3646° West, 19.038° North, depth 24 km. Unique identifier: pr2017238009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017238009. Global time and date of event 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 18:28:11 / August 26, 2017 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Rafael del Yuma, Miches.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 50 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3646° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.038° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km 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 2017-08-26 18:28:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-26 21:14:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5244 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 286 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 pr2017238009 Id of event.
Event Code 2017238009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017238009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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