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Minor earthquake, 3.09 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.3211S, -68.121WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 87 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (54 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.121 West, latitude 19.3211 North, depth = 82 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:24:30 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 00:24:30 / October 21, 2018 @ 12:24 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 82 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018294001. Unique identifier: pr2018294001.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 87 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.09 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.121° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3211° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km NNE 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 2018-10-21 00:24:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-21 04:43:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 147 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8482 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 268 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 pr2018294001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018294001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018294001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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