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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4774S, -70.4917WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -70.4917° West, 18.4774° North, depth 17.52 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.52 km (11 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:44:33 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/10/17 / 2017-10-29 17:44:33 / October 29, 2017 @ 5:44 pm. Unique identifier: us1000aycn. Ids that are associated to the event: pt17302050, us1000aycn.

Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz de Barahona (c. 77 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tenares, Salcedo, Villa Riva. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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 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: 8 km S of San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4917° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4774° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km S of San Jose de Ocoa, 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 2017-10-29 17:44:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-29 17:59:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 55 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 375 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 ,pt,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 0.906 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us1000aycn Id of event.
Event Code 1000aycn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17302050,us1000aycn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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