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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Arroyo Salado in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.5217S, -69.8981WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Arroyo Salado in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 19:34:52 / September 18, 2019 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:34:52 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -69.8981° West, latitude 19.5217° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70005hz7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005hz7.

Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Salcedo (c. 45 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa González, Sabana Iglesia, Río Grande (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km N of Arroyo Salado, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8981° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5217° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km N of Arroyo Salado, 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 2019-09-18 19:34:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-18 22:57:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70005hz7 Id of event.
Event Code 70005hz7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005hz7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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