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Minor earthquake, 3.43 mag was detected near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.1651S, -68.4983WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4983° West, 19.1651° North, depth 79 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:49:11 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018022002. Unique identifier: pr2018022002. The epicenter was at a depth of 79 km (49 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/01/18 / 2018-01-22 16:49:11 / January 22, 2018 @ 4:49 pm.

The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Punta Cana.

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

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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: 59 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.43 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4983° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1651° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km NNE of Otra Banda, 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 2018-01-22 16:49:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-22 21:18:06 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 181 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 1.8085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 229 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 pr2018022002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018022002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018022002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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