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Minor earthquake, 2.94 mag was detected near Miches in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.2251S, -68.9016WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Monday. Global time and date of event 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 22:23:34 / April 2, 2018 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018092009. Id of event: pr2018092009. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:23:34 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -68.9016° West, 19.2251° North.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sánchez, Guaymate, Salvaleón de Higüey.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 30 km NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.94 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2251° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NNE 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 2018-04-02 22:23:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 00:27:26 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 133 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8811 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 278 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 pr2018092009 Id of event.
Event Code 2018092009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018092009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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