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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Gonzalo in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.924S, -69.64WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gonzalo in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.4 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:13:21 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.64 West, latitude 18.924 North, depth = 56.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: pt18154001. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18154001. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/06/18 / 2018-06-03 09:13:21 / June 3, 2018 @ 9:13 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Veragua Arriba, Gaspar Hernández (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km ESE of Gonzalo, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.64° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.924° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ESE of Gonzalo, 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 2018-06-03 09:13:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-03 09:24:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 64 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 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 430 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122.399990208 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt18154001 Id of event.
Event Code 18154001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18154001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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