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Minor earthquake 3.62 mag, 21 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7586S, -68.8383WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.62 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018291019. Unique identifier: pr2018291019. Exact location, longitude -68.8383° West, latitude 18.7586° North, depth = 104 km. The temblor was detected at 12:47:52 / 12:47 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 16:47:52 / October 18, 2018 @ 4:47 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayaguana, Samaná, Los Llanos. Epicenter of the event was 59 km (36 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 21 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.62 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8383° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7586° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NW 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 2018-10-18 16:47:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-18 17:16:16 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 202 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5183 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 pr2018291019 Id of event.
Event Code 2018291019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018291019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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