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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag was detected near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.313S, -68.8736WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 01:32:15 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 112 km, -68.8736° West, 18.313° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/18 / 2018-11-17 05:32:15 / November 17, 2018 @ 5:32 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018321007. Event ids that are associated: pr2018321007.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SE of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.313° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 2018-11-17 05:32:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-17 08:18:32 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 121 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5316 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 249 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 pr2018321007 Id of event.
Event Code 2018321007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018321007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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