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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.71S, -68.78WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -68.78° West, 18.71° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: pt19181001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19181001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/19 / 2019-06-30 06:37:52 / June 30, 2019 @ 6:37 am. The temblor was reported at 02:37:52 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Bayaguana, Samaná. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.78° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.71° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, 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 2019-06-30 06:37:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-30 06:42:35 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 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt19181001 Id of event.
Event Code 19181001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19181001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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