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Minor earthquake: M3.57 quake has struck near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2366S, -68.8463WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8463 West, latitude 18.2366 North, depth = 108 km. The 3.57-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:22:39 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019359003. Id of event: pr2019359003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 07:22:39 / December 25, 2019 @ 7:22 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles).

The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km SSE of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.57 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8463° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2366° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSE of La Romana, 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 2019-12-25 07:22:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-25 11:35:39 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 196 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.1073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 245 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 pr2019359003 Id of event.
Event Code 2019359003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019359003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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