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Minor earthquake 3.18 mag, 32 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3431S, -68.2293WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018228004. Id of event: pr2018228004. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2293 West, latitude 18.3431 North, depth = 104 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/18 / 2018-08-16 03:19:25 / August 16, 2018 @ 3:19 am. The temblor was detected at 23:19:25 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.18 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.2293° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3431° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SE 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 2018-08-16 03:19:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-16 08:37:07 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 156 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2287 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 pr2018228004 Id of event.
Event Code 2018228004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018228004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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