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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 3 km NW of Villa Elisa, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.7079S, -71.2905WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Villa Elisa in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -71.2905 West, latitude 19.7079 North, depth = 14.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.02 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 05:45:50 / September 23, 2018 @ 5:45 am. Event id: us2000hiw5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hiw5. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:45:50 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Okap (c. 134 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Juan de la Maguana (c. 73 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Haiti (c. 9 649 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayisad, Gaspar Hernández, Constanza (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km NW of Villa Elisa, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.2905° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7079° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km NW of Villa Elisa, 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 2018-09-23 05:45:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-23 06:02:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 47 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 436 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000hiw5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hiw5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hiw5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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