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Light earthquake: M4.13 quake has struck near Miches in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.354S, -68.7938WA light earthquake magnitude 4.13 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.7938° West, latitude 19.354° North, depth = 154 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 154 km (96 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:38:15 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017331000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017331000. Global time and date of event 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 04:38:15 / November 27, 2017 @ 4:38 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Sánchez, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7938° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.354° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 154 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NNE of Miches, 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 2017-11-27 04:38:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-27 05:32:53 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 262 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.9018 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 213 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 pr2017331000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017331000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017331000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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