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Minor earthquake, 2.81 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4565S, -67.9326WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 22:23:46 / March 5, 2018 @ 10:23 pm. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:23:46 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018064006. Id of event: pr2018064006. Exact location, longitude -67.9326° West, latitude 18.4565° North, depth = 105 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.81 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9326° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4565° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km ESE 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 2018-03-05 22:23:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-06 00:44:00 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 121 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 0.8921 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 pr2018064006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018064006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018064006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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