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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4791S, -68.5043WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 97 km, -68.5043° West, 18.4791° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019069005. Id of event: pr2019069005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/19 / 2019-03-10 07:53:00 / March 10, 2019 @ 7:53 am. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:53:00 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km SW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5043° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4791° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SW of Punta Cana, 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 2019-03-10 07:53:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-10 13:54:32 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 124 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 227 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 pr2019069005 Id of event.
Event Code 2019069005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019069005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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