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Minor earthquake: M3.12 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.0566S, -67.8023WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was reported 82 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (51 miles) on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr2019074000. Event ids that are associated: pr2019074000. The temblor was detected at 19:41:58 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.8023 West, latitude 19.0566 North, depth = 101 km. Global time and date of event 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 00:41:58 / March 15, 2019 @ 12:41 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 82 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.12 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8023° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0566° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km NE 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 2019-03-15 00:41:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-15 04:37:11 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 150 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 228 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 pr2019074000 Id of event.
Event Code 2019074000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019074000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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