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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Estero Hondo in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.7913S, -71.2121WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Estero Hondo in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -71.2121° West, 19.7913° North, depth 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:41:05 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bckd. Event ids that are associated: us7000bckd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 11:41:05 / August 25, 2020 @ 11:41 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Esperanza (c. 42 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Villa Bisonó (c. 33 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Veragua Arriba, Trou du Nord, Moca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 5 km SW of Estero Hondo, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.2121° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7913° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km SW 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 11:41:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-25 13:21:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 0.582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us7000bckd Id of event.
Event Code 7000bckd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bckd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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