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Light earthquake 4 mag, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.464S, -68.871WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Dominican Republic kilometers (0 miles) from Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18340050. Id of event: pt18340050. Exact location of event, depth 98.1 km, -68.871° West, 18.464° North. The temblor was detected at 05:51:50 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 05:51:50 / December 6, 2018 @ 5:51 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.1 km (61 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar, El Valle.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.871° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.464° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 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 2018-12-06 05:51:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-06 05:56:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt18340050 Id of event.
Event Code 18340050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18340050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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