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Minor earthquake: M2.91 quake has struck near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.1825S, -68.9355WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.9355° West, 19.1825° North, depth 49 km. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:40:28 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 17:40:28 / May 24, 2019 @ 5:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019144003. Event ids that are associated: pr2019144003.

Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sánchez, Salvaleón de Higüey, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 24 km NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.91 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9355° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1825° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NNE of Miches, 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 2019-05-24 17:40:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-24 18:38:32 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 130 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2745 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 pr2019144003 Id of event.
Event Code 2019144003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019144003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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