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Minor earthquake, 3.02 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.208S, -67.9386WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/18 / 2018-01-29 16:47:17 / January 29, 2018 @ 4:47 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:47:17 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.9386° West, latitude 18.208° North, depth = 100 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018029005. Id of event: pr2018029005.

Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Punta Cana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9386° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.208° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SE 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 2018-01-29 16:47:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-29 21:23:21 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 140 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 0.9256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 pr2018029005 Id of event.
Event Code 2018029005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018029005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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