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Minor earthquake, 3.43 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.6478S, -68.4256WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.43 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: pr2018023001. Event ids that are associated: pr2018023001. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 22:55:53 / January 23, 2018 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:55:53 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115 km (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4256 West, latitude 18.6478 North, depth = 115 km.

Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, La Romana (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 7 km NNW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.43 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4256° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6478° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NNW 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 2018-01-23 22:55:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-24 00:08:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.3266 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 pr2018023001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018023001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018023001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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