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Minor earthquake 3.38 mag, 23 km NNW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.8043S, -68.812WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 15:35:22 / March 31, 2018 @ 3:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 11:35:22 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018090010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018090010. Exact location of event, longitude -68.812 West, latitude 18.8043 North, depth = 105 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105 km (65 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, Samaná, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 23 km NNW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.38 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.812° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8043° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NNW of Salvaleon de Higuey, 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 2018-03-31 15:35:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-31 19:38:26 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 176 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 0.5194 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 pr2018090010 Id of event.
Event Code 2018090010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018090010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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