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Minor earthquake: M3.16 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.135S, -68.1306WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -68.1306° West, latitude 18.135° North, depth = 81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:17:30 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018023002. Id of event: pr2018023002. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 23:17:30 / January 23, 2018 @ 11:17 pm.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 57 km SSE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1306° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.135° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSE 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 23:17:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-24 06:07:32 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 154 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 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 pr2018023002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018023002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018023002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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