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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.445S, -68.78WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Friday. Global time and date of event 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 02:44:08 / February 29, 2020 @ 2:44 am UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:44:08 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us600086pe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600086pe. Exact location of event, longitude -68.78 West, latitude 19.445 North, depth = 35 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Samaná, Miches.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 58 km NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.78° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.445° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km NNE of Miches, 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 2020-02-29 02:44:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-29 22:13:45 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.866 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us600086pe Id of event.
Event Code 600086pe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600086pe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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