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Minor earthquake, 3.04 mag strikes near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3023S, -68.8813WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. The 3.04-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:14:35 / 4:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019159011. Id of event: pr2019159011. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/06/19 / 2019-06-08 20:14:35 / June 8, 2019 @ 8:14 pm. Exact location of event, depth 154 km, -68.8813° West, 18.3023° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 154 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Boca Chica, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 16 km SE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.04 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8813° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3023° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 154 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SE of La Romana, 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 2019-06-08 20:14:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-09 00:55:05 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 142 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.034 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 217 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 pr2019159011 Id of event.
Event Code 2019159011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019159011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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