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Minor earthquake, 3.36 mag was detected near Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.6208S, -68.924WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2018020005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018020005. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 21:39:38 / January 20, 2018 @ 9:39 pm. The temblor was picked up at 16:39:38 / 4:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.924 West, latitude 19.6208 North, depth = 24 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Las Terrenas, Miches. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 63 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.36 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.924° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.6208° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, 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 2018-01-20 21:39:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-20 23:32:56 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 174 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.3382 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 273 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 pr2018020005 Id of event.
Event Code 2018020005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018020005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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