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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 14 km ENE of La Romana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.8711S, -68.7381WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 14:36:17 / May 2, 2020 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020123014. Event ids that are associated: us700098t1, pr2020123014. The temblor was picked up at 10:36:17 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7381° West, 18.8711° North, depth 143 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 143 km (89 miles).

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Llanos, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís.

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

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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: 14 km ENE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7381° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8711° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 143 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ENE 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 2020-05-02 14:36:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-02 17:54:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 298 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.2474 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 289 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 pr2020123014 Id of event.
Event Code 2020123014 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700098t1,pr2020123014, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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