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Minor earthquake: M2.91 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic


Earthquake location 19.1046S, -67.9831WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:19:10 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.9831 West, latitude 19.1046 North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: pr2020033012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020033012. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:19:10 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:19 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 72 km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.91 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9831° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1046° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2020-02-02 00:19:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 08:35:28 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 130 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 0.879 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 327 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 pr2020033012 Id of event.
Event Code 2020033012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020033012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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