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Minor earthquake 3.34 mag, 56 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.0911S, -68.3378WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.34 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 137 km (85 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019352002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019352002. The temblor was detected at 21:26:12 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 02:26:12 / December 18, 2019 @ 2:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.3378 West, latitude 19.0911 North, depth = 137 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Miches, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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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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. 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: 56 km N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.34 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3378° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km N 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 2019-12-18 02:26:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-18 05:14:59 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 172 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.112 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 337 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 pr2019352002 Id of event.
Event Code 2019352002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019352002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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