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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7905S, -68.8927WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 08:37:51 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 08:37:51 / September 26, 2020 @ 8:37 am. Exact location, longitude -68.8927° West, latitude 18.7905° North, depth = 8.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.19 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000c1k6. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1k6.

The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boca Chica, Bayaguana, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km E of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8927° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7905° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15 km E of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, 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 2020-09-26 08:37:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-26 08:44:15 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 178 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 0.462 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us6000c1k6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c1k6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c1k6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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