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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4287S, -68.857WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: us600088d5. Unique identifier: us600088d5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 03:10:17 / March 3, 2020 @ 3:10 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:10:17 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -68.857 West, latitude 18.4287 North, depth = 157.97 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 157.97 km (98 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 12 km E of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.857° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4287° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km E of La Romana, 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 2020-03-03 03:10:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-03 04:02:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 284 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 0.612 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600088d5 Id of event.
Event Code 600088d5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600088d5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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