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Minor earthquake, 3.74 mag strikes near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.462S, -68.9118WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.74 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020276008. Unique identifier: pr2020276008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.74-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:44:44 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 14:44:44 / October 2, 2020 @ 2:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.9118° West, 18.462° North, depth 158 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 7 km ENE of La Romana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.74 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9118° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.462° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km ENE of La Romana, 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 2020-10-02 14:44:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-02 15:07:03 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 215 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 ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5329 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 pr2020276008 Id of event.
Event Code 2020276008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020276008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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