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Minor earthquake: M3.41 quake has struck near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.1263S, -68.9201WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.41 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/08/19 / 2019-08-31 14:28:29 / August 31, 2019 @ 2:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72 km (45 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.9201° West, latitude 19.1263° North, depth = 72 km. The 3.41-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:28:29 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019243013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019243013.

The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, San Rafael del Yuma. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.41 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9201° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1263° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NE of Miches, 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 2019-08-31 14:28:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-31 17:37:37 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 179 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 0.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.12 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 pr2019243013 Id of event.
Event Code 2019243013 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019243013, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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