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Minor earthquake 3.1 mag, 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7134S, -68.8557WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 10:45:49 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 121.91 km (76 miles). Event id: us70008e2g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008e2g. Global time and date of event 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 14:45:49 / March 22, 2020 @ 2:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8557 West, latitude 18.7134 North, depth = 121.91 km.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Los Llanos, Sabana de La Mar.

Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8557° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7134° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 121.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, 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 2020-03-22 14:45:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-22 15:02:39 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 148 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 0.503 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us70008e2g Id of event.
Event Code 70008e2g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008e2g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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