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Minor earthquake: M2.83 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.6663S, -67.8188WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:29:10 / 4:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018092008. Id of event: pr2018092008. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 21:29:10 / April 2, 2018 @ 9:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.8188 West, latitude 18.6663 North, depth = 7 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 62 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8188° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6663° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km E 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 2018-04-02 21:29:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 00:27:00 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9687 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 pr2018092008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018092008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018092008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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