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Minor earthquake: M2.82 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.2423S, -67.8978WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 90 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (56 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8978 West, latitude 19.2423 North, depth = 20 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017308001. Unique identifier: pr2017308001. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:59:18 / 3:59 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 20:59:18 / November 4, 2017 @ 8:59 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 90 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.82 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8978° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2423° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km NE 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 2017-11-04 20:59:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-04 23:21:39 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 122 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 0.8743 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 276 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 pr2017308001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017308001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017308001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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