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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5545S, -70.5922WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Jose de Ocoa in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 13:02:32 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us70003n6s. Event ids that are associated: us70003n6s. Exact location, longitude -70.5922° West, latitude 18.5545° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 17:02:32 / May 17, 2019 @ 5:02 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Neiba, Paraíso, Sabana Iglesia. Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz de Barahona (c. 77 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km W of San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.5922° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5545° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W of San Jose de Ocoa, 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 2019-05-17 17:02:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-19 07:12:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 235 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 ,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 0.274 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us70003n6s Id of event.
Event Code 70003n6s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003n6s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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