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Minor earthquake, 3.96 mag was detected near Samaná in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.6703S, -68.95WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Samaná in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: pr2020270026. Event ids that are associated: us6000c1k6, pr2020270026. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:37:50 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.95 West, latitude 19.6703 North, depth = 46 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 08:37:50 / September 26, 2020 @ 8:37 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sánchez (c. 11 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Las Terrenas (c. 7 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from El Valle (c. 5 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Sánchez, Sabana de La Mar (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 65 km NE of Samaná, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.96 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.95° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.6703° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km NE of Samaná, 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 08:37:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-27 00:42:52 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 241 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 343 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2020270026 Id of event.
Event Code 2020270026 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c1k6,pr2020270026, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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