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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 48 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.99S, -68.965WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.965° West, 17.99° North, depth 20.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.6 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pt17255000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17255000. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:07:19 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 02:07:19 / September 12, 2017 @ 2:07 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, Los Llanos, Punta Cana.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 48 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.965° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.99° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km S of La Romana, 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 2017-09-12 02:07:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 02:12:12 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 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176.399985888 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt17255000 Id of event.
Event Code 17255000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17255000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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