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Minor earthquake: M2.86 quake has struck near Mona Passage, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5511S, -67.8785WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Mona Passage, Dominican Republic kilometers (0 miles) from Mona Passage, Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 21:55:44 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.8785 West, latitude 18.5511 North, depth = 102 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019280021. Event ids that are associated: pr2019280021. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/19 / 2019-10-07 21:55:44 / October 7, 2019 @ 9:55 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Rincón, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventeen, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Mona Passage, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8785° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5511° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Mona Passage, 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 2019-10-07 21:55:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-07 22:24:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 126 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9423 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 334 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 pr2019280021 Id of event.
Event Code 2019280021 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019280021, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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