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Minor earthquake, 3.62 mag has occurred near Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.491S, -68.9106WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 11:16:42 / January 21, 2018 @ 11:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:16:42 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 97 km, -68.9106° West, 19.491° North. Unique identifier: pr2018021001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018021001.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Sánchez, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 54 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.62 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9106° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.491° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2018-01-21 11:16:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-21 16:14:42 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 202 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.2494 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 265 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 pr2018021001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018021001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018021001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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