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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Salvaleón de Higüey in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5221S, -68.7243WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:54:37 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7243° West, 18.5221° North, depth 98.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.14 km (61 miles). Unique identifier: us6000c54r. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c54r. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 07:54:37 / October 3, 2020 @ 7:54 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 10 km (7 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 10 km S of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7243° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5221° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km S of Salvaleón de Higüey, 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 2020-10-03 07:54:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-04 04:34:43 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 121 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 0.325 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us6000c54r Id of event.
Event Code 6000c54r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c54r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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