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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.968S, -68.214WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 00:10:58 / February 4, 2020 @ 12:10 am. Exact location, longitude -68.214° West, latitude 18.968° North, depth = 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: pt20035050. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20035050. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:10:58 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Guaymate, Santa Cruz de El Seibo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 47 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.214° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.968° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km 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 00:10:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-04 00:18:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 356 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 pt20035050 Id of event.
Event Code 20035050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20035050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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