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Minor earthquake, 3.27 mag strikes near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.2101S, -68.7811WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019355005. Event ids that are associated: pr2019355005. The temblor was reported at 21:16:09 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.7811° West, latitude 19.2101° North, depth = 54 km. Global time and date of event 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 02:16:09 / December 21, 2019 @ 2:16 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Terrenas, Punta Cana, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 37 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.27 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7811° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2101° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NE 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 2019-12-21 02:16:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-21 04:44:09 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 165 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.8275 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 347 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 pr2019355005 Id of event.
Event Code 2019355005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019355005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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