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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 9 km SSE of Sánchez, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.147S, -69.579WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Sánchez in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 09:00:48 / October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am. Exact location of event, longitude -69.579 West, latitude 19.147 North, depth = 7.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.1 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:00:48 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pt20293001. Ids that are associated to the event: pt20293001.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, La Romana, Cambita Garabitos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 9 km SSE of Sánchez, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.579° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.147° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 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 09:00:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-19 09:09:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 386 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100.799991936 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 pt20293001 Id of event.
Event Code 20293001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20293001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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