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Minor earthquake, 3.17 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.019S, -68.1965WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 23:48:07 / November 2, 2017 @ 11:48 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). The 3.17-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:48:07 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2017306001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017306001. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1965 West, latitude 19.019 North, depth = 49 km.

Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 53 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.17 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1965° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.019° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NNE 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 2017-11-02 23:48:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-03 04:47:28 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 155 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.3945 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 347 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 pr2017306001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017306001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017306001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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