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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag has occurred near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.6245S, -68.6286WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -68.6286° West, latitude 18.6245° North, depth = 137 km. Unique identifier: pr2020333007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020333007. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/11/20 / 2020-11-28 21:57:30 / November 28, 2020 @ 9:57 pm. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:57:30 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 137 km (85 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 4 km SE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6286° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6245° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km SE of Otra Banda, 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 2020-11-28 21:57:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-28 22:40:04 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 199 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2708 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208 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 pr2020333007 Id of event.
Event Code 2020333007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020333007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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