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Minor earthquake, 3.09 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.4143S, -67.9595WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact location, longitude -67.9595° West, latitude 18.4143° North, depth = 38 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017325000. Id of event: pr2017325000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 00:30:10 / November 21, 2017 @ 12:30 am. The temblor was reported at 19:30:10 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.09 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9595° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4143° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km ESE 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 2017-11-21 00:30:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-21 04:35:53 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 147 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4335 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 pr2017325000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017325000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017325000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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