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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.2399S, -69.0102WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 02:27:51 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d7mq. Event ids that are associated: pr2018056003, us2000d7mq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 06:27:51 / February 25, 2018 @ 6:27 am. Exact location, longitude -69.0102° West, latitude 19.2399° North, depth = 35 km.

The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Close 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 Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Guaymate.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 28 km N of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0102° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2399° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km N 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 2018-02-25 06:27:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-25 10:14:00 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 121 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000d7mq Id of event.
Event Code 2000d7mq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018056003,us2000d7mq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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