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Minor earthquake 3.39 mag, 33 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3371S, -68.2145WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.2145 West, latitude 18.3371 North, depth = 84 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:27:20 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 18:27:20 / March 11, 2018 @ 6:27 pm. Unique identifier: pr2018070007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018070007.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 33 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.39 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.2145° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3371° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 2018-03-11 18:27:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-11 20:16:16 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 177 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 pr2018070007 Id of event.
Event Code 2018070007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018070007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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