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Minor earthquake 2.99 mag, 20 km NNW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7523S, -68.4876WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 68 km, -68.4876° West, 18.7523° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:21:19 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018213008. Id of event: pr2018213008. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/18 / 2018-08-01 23:21:19 / August 1, 2018 @ 11:21 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 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 Miches, La Romana, Santa Cruz de El Seibo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km NNW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.99 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7523° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NNW 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 2018-08-01 23:21:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-02 04:22:21 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 138 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 0.261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 317 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 pr2018213008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018213008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018213008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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