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Minor earthquake: M3.13 quake has struck near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3386S, -68.8791WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.13 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The 3.13-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:46:03 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.8791 West, latitude 18.3386 North, depth = 110 km. Global time and date of event 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 06:46:03 / September 13, 2018 @ 6:46 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2018256002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018256002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Miches, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km SE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.13 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8791° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3386° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SE of La Romana, 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 2018-09-13 06:46:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-13 08:55:56 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 151 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 pr2018256002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018256002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018256002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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