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Minor earthquake 2.83 mag, 36 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.2046S, -68.7943WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7943 West, latitude 19.2046 North, depth = 15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2018086001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018086001. The temblor was reported at 21:14:35 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/18 / 2018-03-27 02:14:35 / March 27, 2018 @ 2:14 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Hato Mayor del Rey, El Valle (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 36 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7943° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2046° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km NE of Miches, 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 2018-03-27 02:14:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-27 05:35:44 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 123 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8047 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 240 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 pr2018086001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018086001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018086001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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