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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Estero Hondo in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.8115S, -71.2673WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Estero Hondo in Dominican Republic. The temblor was detected at 10:26:21 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 10:26:21 / August 25, 2020 @ 10:26 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000bck3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bck3. Exact location, longitude -71.2673° West, latitude 19.8115° North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, San Víctor Arriba, Trou du Nord (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km W of Estero Hondo, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.2673° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.8115° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km W of Estero Hondo, 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 2020-08-25 10:26:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-25 11:23:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 0.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us7000bck3 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bck3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bck3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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