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Minor earthquake 3.03 mag, 9 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.995S, -68.9625WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 16:43:01 / September 10, 2018 @ 4:43 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018253005. Id of event: pr2018253005. The temblor was detected at 12:43:01 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.9625° West, latitude 18.995° North, depth = 109 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 109 km (68 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Punta Cana, Sánchez (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 9 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.03 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9625° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km E of Miches, 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 2018-09-10 16:43:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-10 17:05:00 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 141 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7544 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 313 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 pr2018253005 Id of event.
Event Code 2018253005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018253005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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