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Minor earthquake, 3.28 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.8006S, -68.4725WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 07:29:17 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124 km (77 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019174023. Id of event: pr2019174023. Exact location of event, longitude -68.4725 West, latitude 18.8006 North, depth = 124 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/19 / 2019-06-23 11:29:17 / June 23, 2019 @ 11:29 am.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 25 km NNW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.28 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4725° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8006° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NNW 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 2019-06-23 11:29:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-23 16:39:31 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 166 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8669 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 pr2019174023 Id of event.
Event Code 2019174023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019174023, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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