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Minor earthquake 3 mag, 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.4828S, -68.5521WA minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Salvaleon de Higuey in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 10:45:51 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 14:45:51 / March 22, 2020 @ 2:45 pm. Exact location of event, depth 34 km, -68.5521° West, 19.4828° North. Id of earthquake: pr2020082016. Event ids that are associated: pr2020082016, us70008e2g.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 19 km NW of Salvaleon de Higuey, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5521° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4828° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 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 14:45:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-22 15:26:56 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 138 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 ,pr,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6647 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 217 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2020082016 Id of event.
Event Code 2020082016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020082016,us70008e2g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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