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Light earthquake: M4.07 quake has struck near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5533S, -68.9601WA light earthquake magnitude 4.07 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. 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: 28/07/19 / 2019-07-28 16:02:11 / July 28, 2019 @ 4:02 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:02:11 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 144 km (89 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9601 West, latitude 18.5533 North, depth = 144 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19209050, us60004wsn, pr2019209005. Id of event: pr2019209005.

Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Plata, Samaná, Bayaguana.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km N of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9601° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5533° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 144 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km N 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 2019-07-28 16:02:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-28 18:20:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 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 260 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,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 27 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.771 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 169 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 pr2019209005 Id of event.
Event Code 2019209005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19209050,us60004wsn,pr2019209005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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