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Minor earthquake, 3.92 mag has occurred near Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.59S, -68.984WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.92 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 17:35:05 / February 2, 2020 @ 5:35 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020033026. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020033026. The 3.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:35:05 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.984 West, latitude 19.59 North, depth = 36 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from El Valle (c. 5 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Valle, Sánchez, Sabana de La Mar (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 56 km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.984° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.59° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km NE of Santa Barbara de Samana, 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 2020-02-02 17:35:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 18:35:29 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 236 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 1.9282 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 219 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2020033026 Id of event.
Event Code 2020033026 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020033026, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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