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Minor earthquake, 3.27 mag was detected near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.2475S, -68.6671WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:47:32 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019051005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019051005. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6671 West, latitude 19.2475 North, depth = 133 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 05:47:32 / February 20, 2019 @ 5:47 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 133 km (83 miles).

Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, Guaymate, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 49 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.27 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6671° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2475° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km NE of Miches, 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 2019-02-20 05:47:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-20 09:15:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 165 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7873 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 342 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 pr2019051005 Id of event.
Event Code 2019051005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019051005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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