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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.63S, -68.798WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Global time and date of event 04/08/18 / 2018-08-04 11:42:14 / August 4, 2018 @ 11:42 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18216050. Id of event: pt18216050. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 185.2 km (115 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.798 West, latitude 18.63 North, depth = 185.2 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:42:14 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Boca Chica, Samaná (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km W of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.798° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.63° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 185.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W of Salvaleon de Higuey, 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 2018-08-04 11:42:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-04 11:46:33 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 298 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 6 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 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt18216050 Id of event.
Event Code 18216050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18216050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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