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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Monte Plata in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7989S, -69.7565WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Monte Plata in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.7565 West, latitude 18.7989 North, depth = 72.42 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:30:45 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/04/19 / 2019-04-08 23:30:45 / April 8, 2019 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.42 km (45 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000kcmq. Event ids that are associated: pt19098050, us2000kcmq.

Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Tenares, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 3 km ESE of Monte Plata, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.7565° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7989° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km ESE of Monte Plata, 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 2019-04-08 23:30:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-08 23:52:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 25 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.6 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 278 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.303 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000kcmq Id of event.
Event Code 2000kcmq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19098050,us2000kcmq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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