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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Juan Lopez Abajo in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.4424S, -70.4879WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Juan Lopez Abajo in Dominican Republic. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:51:31 / 11:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/05/19 / 2019-05-26 03:51:31 / May 26, 2019 @ 3:51 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003sac. Id of event: us60003sac. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.4879 West, latitude 19.4424 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Padre Las Casas, Villa Altagracia, Sabana Grande de Boyá (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NE of Juan Lopez Abajo, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4879° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4424° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NE of Juan Lopez Abajo, 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 2019-05-26 03:51:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-26 04:13:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 274 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 0.226 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60003sac Id of event.
Event Code 60003sac An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003sac, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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