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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag strikes near San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2816S, -68.7748WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019265008. Unique identifier: pr2019265008. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:56:08 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.7748° West, latitude 18.2816° North, depth = 132 km. Global time and date of event 22/09/19 / 2019-09-22 17:56:08 / September 22, 2019 @ 5:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 132 km (82 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (36 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, Quisqueya, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 19 km SSW of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7748° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2816° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km SSW of San Rafael del Yuma, 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 2019-09-22 17:56:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-22 20:55:11 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 127 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 1.6877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 240 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 pr2019265008 Id of event.
Event Code 2019265008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019265008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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