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Minor earthquake, 3.14 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4016S, -67.9978WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:31:43 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018142004. Id of event: pr2018142004. Exact location of earthquake, -67.9978° West, 18.4016° North, depth 98 km. Global time and date of event 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 04:31:43 / May 22, 2018 @ 4:31 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-three 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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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: 47 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.14 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9978° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4016° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km ESE 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 2018-05-22 04:31:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-22 09:38:55 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 152 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3997 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 pr2018142004 Id of event.
Event Code 2018142004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018142004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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