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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.436S, -68.8531WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 02:37:54 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.8531° West, 18.436° North, depth 113 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19181001, pr2019181008, us700047lg. Id of event: pr2019181008. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/06/19 / 2019-06-30 06:37:54 / June 30, 2019 @ 6:37 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar, El Valle (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km SW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8531° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.436° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SW 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 06:37:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-30 07:19:02 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 312 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 ,pt,pr,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9172 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 pr2019181008 Id of event.
Event Code 2019181008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19181001,pr2019181008,us700047lg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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