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Minor earthquake, 3.65 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.9976S, -68.3653WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.65 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2017238006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017238006. Exact location of event, longitude -68.3653 West, latitude 18.9976 North, depth = 92 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 13:52:11 / August 26, 2017 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:52:11 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Miches.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 46 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.65 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3653° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km 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 13:52:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-26 14:31:33 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 205 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 284 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 pr2017238006 Id of event.
Event Code 2017238006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017238006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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