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Minor earthquake, 2.86 mag strikes near Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7598S, -68.8565WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:57:35 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019323017. Id of event: pr2019323017. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/19 / 2019-11-19 19:57:35 / November 19, 2019 @ 7:57 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8565 West, latitude 18.7598 North, depth = 11 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Los Llanos, Sabana de La Mar. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 19 km E of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8565° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7598° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km E of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, 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 2019-11-19 19:57:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-19 20:32:04 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 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6252 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 pr2019323017 Id of event.
Event Code 2019323017 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019323017, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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