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Minor earthquake: M2.99 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.4826S, -67.9256WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:45:37 / 9:45 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018083002. Id of event: pr2018083002. Exact location, longitude -67.9256° West, latitude 18.4826° North, depth = 78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 14:45:37 / March 24, 2018 @ 2:45 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Rincón, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9256° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4826° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78 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 2018-03-24 14:45:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-24 17:30:40 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 138 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205 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 pr2018083002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018083002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018083002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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