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Minor earthquake, 3.03 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2556S, -68.228WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Event id: pr2018066008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018066008. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:16:18 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 09:16:18 / March 7, 2018 @ 9:16 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105 km (65 miles). Exact location of event, depth 105 km, -68.228° West, 18.2556° North.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km SSE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.03 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.228° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2556° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2018-03-07 09:16:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 14:19:58 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 141 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.1458 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 pr2018066008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018066008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018066008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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