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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag was detected near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.3581S, -68.872WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr2018027003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018027003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49 km (30 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:56:30 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 10:56:30 / January 27, 2018 @ 10:56 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 49 km, -68.872° West, 19.3581° North.

Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Terrenas, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, El Valle.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.872° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3581° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km NNE of Miches, 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 2018-01-27 10:56:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-27 12:50:00 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 125 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9764 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 255 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 pr2018027003 Id of event.
Event Code 2018027003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018027003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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