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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 2 km SE of El Factor, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.3022S, -69.8668WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from El Factor in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 10:47:58 / 10:47 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000achp. Unique identifier: us2000achp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.8668 West, latitude 19.3022 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 14:47:58 / August 28, 2017 @ 2:47 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Bella Vista, Sabana Iglesia (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 2 km SE of El Factor, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8668° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3022° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km SE of El Factor, 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 2017-08-28 14:47:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-28 16:51:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 312 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 ,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 0.822 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us2000achp Id of event.
Event Code 2000achp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000achp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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