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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag strikes near Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.869S, -68.8286WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location, longitude -68.8286° West, latitude 18.869° North, depth = 111 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 05:52:28 / March 22, 2019 @ 5:52 am. Unique identifier: pr2019081006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019081006. The temblor was picked up at 01:52:28 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 111 km (69 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km ENE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8286° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.869° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ENE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, 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 2019-03-22 05:52:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-22 10:01:33 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 134 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.571 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 201 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 pr2019081006 Id of event.
Event Code 2019081006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019081006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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