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Minor earthquake, 2.85 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3681S, -68.3776WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Global time and date of event 22/08/19 / 2019-08-22 23:29:25 / August 22, 2019 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:29:25 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 120 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 120 km, -68.3776° West, 18.3681° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019234005. Id of event: pr2019234005.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey. Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3776° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3681° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km S 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 2019-08-22 23:29:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-23 04:19:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 125 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8986 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 pr2019234005 Id of event.
Event Code 2019234005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019234005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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