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Minor earthquake, 3.27 mag strikes near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4148S, -68.8918WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 01:47:43 / March 6, 2019 @ 1:47 am. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:47:43 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019065000. Unique identifier: pr2019065000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8918° West, 18.4148° North, depth 112 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Boca Chica, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km E of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.27 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8918° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4148° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km E 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 2019-03-06 01:47:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-06 02:38:55 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 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5199 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 pr2019065000 Id of event.
Event Code 2019065000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019065000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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