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Minor earthquake 3.31 mag, 51 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.1278S, -68.5795WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 20:49:02 / August 27, 2017 @ 8:49 pm. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -68.5795° West, 19.1278° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Event id: pr2017239015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017239015. The temblor was detected at 15:49:02 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, Samaná, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km ENE of Miches, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.31 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5795° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1278° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km ENE of Miches, 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 2017-08-27 20:49:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-28 01:17:03 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 169 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 307 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 pr2017239015 Id of event.
Event Code 2017239015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017239015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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