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Minor earthquake 3.25 mag, 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7496S, -68.8253WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2018345011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018345011. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8253 West, latitude 18.7496 North, depth = 128 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/12/18 / 2018-12-11 10:59:46 / December 11, 2018 @ 10:59 am. The temblor was picked up at 06:59:46 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Los Llanos, Sabana de La Mar. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.25 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8253° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7496° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, 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 2018-12-11 10:59:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-11 15:38:04 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 162 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5026 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 pr2018345011 Id of event.
Event Code 2018345011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018345011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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