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Minor earthquake, 3.35 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.3021S, -68.1686WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.35 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 83 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (52 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:56:49 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.1686 West, latitude 19.3021 North, depth = 25 km. Global time and date of event 29/11/17 / 2017-11-29 04:56:49 / November 29, 2017 @ 4:56 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017333000. Unique identifier: pr2017333000. The epicenter was at a depth of 25 km (16 miles).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 83 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.35 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1686° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3021° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 2017-11-29 04:56:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-29 07:55:45 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 173 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 0.8164 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 286 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 pr2017333000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017333000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017333000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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