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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near El Puerto in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.725S, -69.4217WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic. The epicenter was at a depth of 93.38 km (58 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -69.4217° West, 18.725° North, depth 93.38 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/07/20 / 2020-07-26 08:53:17 / July 26, 2020 @ 8:53 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b4bb. Id of event: us6000b4bb. The temblor was reported at 08:53:17 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yaguate, Pimentel, Cambita Garabitos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SE of El Puerto, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.4217° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.725° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8 km SE of El Puerto, 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 2020-07-26 08:53:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-26 09:18:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 272 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 0.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000b4bb Id of event.
Event Code 6000b4bb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b4bb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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