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Minor earthquake, 3.57 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5668S, -68.3335WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr2018082001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018082001. The epicenter was at a depth of 152 km (94 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:34:37 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 04:34:37 / March 23, 2018 @ 4:34 am. Exact location, longitude -68.3335° West, latitude 18.5668° North, depth = 152 km.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, La Romana, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.57 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3335° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5668° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 152 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km 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 2018-03-23 04:34:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-23 09:54:02 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 196 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0714 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 pr2018082001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018082001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018082001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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