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Minor earthquake 3.22 mag, 102 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.2246S, -67.7001WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 102 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (63 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.7001 West, latitude 19.2246 North, depth = 34 km. The temblor was detected at 04:54:44 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019351075. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019351075. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 09:54:44 / December 17, 2019 @ 9:54 am.

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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: 102 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.22 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.7001° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2246° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 102km NE of Punta Cana, 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 2019-12-17 09:54:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-18 02:59:55 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 160 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.8687 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 330 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 pr2019351075 Id of event.
Event Code 2019351075 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019351075, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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