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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 13 km SSE of Sánchez, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.1128S, -69.5816WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Sánchez in Dominican Republic on Monday. The temblor was detected at 09:00:49 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000c9dc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20293001, us6000c9dc. Exact location of event, longitude -69.5816 West, latitude 19.1128 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 09:00:49 / October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cambita Garabitos, San Gregorio de Nigua, San Cristóbal (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km SSE of Sánchez, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.5816° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1128° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km SSE of Sánchez, 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 2020-10-19 09:00:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-19 10:12:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 40 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 344 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 ,pt,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 0.374 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000c9dc Id of event.
Event Code 6000c9dc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20293001,us6000c9dc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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