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Minor earthquake: M3.11 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 19.2403S, -68.1183WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr2018100010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018100010. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/04/18 / 2018-04-10 23:05:05 / April 10, 2018 @ 11:05 pm. Exact location, longitude -68.1183° West, latitude 19.2403° North, depth = 42 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). The 3.11-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:05:05 / 6:05 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana.

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

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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: 78 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.11 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1183° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2403° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km NNE 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 2018-04-10 23:05:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-11 05:40:12 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 149 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2694 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 335 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 pr2018100010 Id of event.
Event Code 2018100010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018100010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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