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Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 6 km WNW of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.678S, -68.721WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.721 West, latitude 18.678 North, depth = 138 km. Global time and date of event 02/05/20 / 2020-05-02 05:40:11 / May 2, 2020 @ 5:40 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020123006. Event ids that are associated: pr2020123006. The temblor was reported at 01:40:11 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís.

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven 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: 6 km WNW of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.721° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 138 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WNW of Otra Banda, 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 05:40:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-02 06:31:56 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 121 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 255 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 pr2020123006 Id of event.
Event Code 2020123006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020123006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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