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Minor earthquake, 3.29 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.2923S, -68.0161WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 19:02:57 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018078000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018078000. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 00:02:57 / March 19, 2018 @ 12:02 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 103 km, -68.0161° West, 18.2923° North.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Rincón, Otra Banda.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 52 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0161° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2018-03-19 00:02:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-19 04:23:43 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 167 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 0.4273 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 pr2018078000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018078000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018078000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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