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Minor earthquake, 2.84 mag was detected near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7578S, -68.5315WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019294012. Unique identifier: pr2019294012. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:12 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.5315 West, latitude 18.7578 North, depth = 88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 05:42:12 / October 21, 2019 @ 5:42 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches, La Romana. The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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 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: 18 km NE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.84 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NE of Otra Banda, 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 2019-10-21 05:42:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-21 10:24:33 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 124 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.1165 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 pr2019294012 Id of event.
Event Code 2019294012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019294012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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