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Minor earthquake 3.16 mag, 46 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.0603S, -68.5706WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018093002. Unique identifier: pr2018093002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5706 West, latitude 19.0603 North, depth = 18 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 06:49:20 / April 3, 2018 @ 6:49 am. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:49:20 / 2:49 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, San Rafael del Yuma, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 46 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5706° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0603° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km NNE of Otra Banda, 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 2018-04-03 06:49:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 07:29:44 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 154 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5782 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 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 pr2018093002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018093002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018093002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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