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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2384S, -68.0566WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.47 km (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0566 West, latitude 18.2384 North, depth = 93.47 km. Unique identifier: us60009ec4. Ids that are associated to the event: us60009ec4. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/20 / 2020-04-28 22:33:36 / April 28, 2020 @ 10:33 pm. The temblor was reported at 17:33:36 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 52 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0566° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2384° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SE of Punta Cana, 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 2020-04-28 22:33:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-28 22:39:41 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 222 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 0.867 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us60009ec4 Id of event.
Event Code 60009ec4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60009ec4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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