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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.3141S, -68.5781WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global time and date of event 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 00:10:56 / February 4, 2020 @ 12:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:10:56 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020035000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20035050, us60007p0v, pr2020035000. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -68.5781° West, 19.3141° North.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, El Valle, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5781° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3141° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NNE 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 2020-02-04 00:10:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-04 00:34:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 60 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 334 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 ,pt,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4394 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 281 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 pr2020035000 Id of event.
Event Code 2020035000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20035050,us60007p0v,pr2020035000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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