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Minor earthquake, 3.16 mag strikes near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.1248S, -68.9788WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019078001. Unique identifier: pr2019078001. Exact location of event, depth 9 km, -68.9788° West, 18.1248° North. The temblor was picked up at 22:20:34 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 03:20:34 / March 19, 2019 @ 3:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9788° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1248° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km S 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 2019-03-19 03:20:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-19 09:39:31 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 154 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7129 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 236 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 pr2019078001 Id of event.
Event Code 2019078001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019078001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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