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Minor earthquake: M3.22 quake has struck near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.689S, -68.7183WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 11:06:37 / 11:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/18 / 2018-10-21 15:06:37 / October 21, 2018 @ 3:06 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 146 km (91 miles). Unique identifier: pr2018294006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018294006. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7183° West, 18.689° North, depth 146 km.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km NW of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.22 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7183° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.689° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NW of Otra Banda, 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 15:06:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-21 21:37:10 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 160 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3797 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 pr2018294006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018294006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018294006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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