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Minor earthquake: M3.02 quake has struck near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.3093S, -68.879WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019348006. Id of event: pr2019348006. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 09:43:08 / December 14, 2019 @ 9:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.879 West, latitude 19.3093 North, depth = 116 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116 km (72 miles). The 3.02-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:43:08 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sánchez, Otra Banda, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 40 km NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.02 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.879° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3093° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km NNE of Miches, 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 2019-12-14 09:43:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-14 12:17:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 140 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3098 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 209 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 pr2019348006 Id of event.
Event Code 2019348006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019348006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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