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Minor earthquake: M3.66 quake has struck near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.0348S, -68.7133WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.66 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 08:13:27 / 8:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020118011. Id of event: pr2020118011. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/04/20 / 2020-04-27 12:13:27 / April 27, 2020 @ 12:13 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7133° West, 19.0348° North, depth 18 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Sabana de La Mar, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 35 km E of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.66 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7133° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0348° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km E 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 2020-04-27 12:13:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-27 13:01:28 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 206 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, 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 0.539 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 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 md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2020118011 Id of event.
Event Code 2020118011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020118011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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