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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5365S, -68.8211WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Dominican Republic kilometers (0 miles) from Dominican Republic. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:51:49 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18340050, us1000i3b4. Unique identifier: us1000i3b4. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8211 West, latitude 18.5365 North, depth = 128.01 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 05:51:49 / December 6, 2018 @ 5:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.01 km (80 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Boca Chica, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8211° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5365° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.01 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 05:51:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-06 06:46:59 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 222 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.418 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000i3b4 Id of event.
Event Code 1000i3b4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18340050,us1000i3b4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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