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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2851S, -68.2671WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:41:08 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 168 km (104 miles). Exact location of event, depth 168 km, -68.2671° West, 18.2851° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019166010. Id of event: pr2019166010. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/06/19 / 2019-06-15 19:41:08 / June 15, 2019 @ 7:41 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 35 km SSE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.2671° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2851° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSE of Punta Cana, 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 2019-06-15 19:41:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-16 00:14:14 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 148 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7942 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 pr2019166010 Id of event.
Event Code 2019166010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019166010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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