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Minor earthquake: M3.56 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.1811S, -67.9355WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -67.9355° West, 18.1811° North, depth 115 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115 km (71 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020287011. Id of event: pr2020287011. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/10/20 / 2020-10-13 20:40:54 / October 13, 2020 @ 8:40 pm. The temblor was picked up at 20:40:54 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Añasco, Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.56 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9355° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1811° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 km SE of Punta Cana, 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 2020-10-13 20:40:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-13 21:04:17 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 195 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4996 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 pr2020287011 Id of event.
Event Code 2020287011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020287011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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