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Minor earthquake, 3.33 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4033S, -68.006WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 101 km, -68.006° West, 18.4033° North. Global time and date of event 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 13:35:39 / December 13, 2020 @ 1:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:35:39 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020348008. Unique identifier: pr2020348008.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón, Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda. The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 46 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.33 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.006° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4033° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46 km ESE 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 2020-12-13 13:35:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-13 14:05:56 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 171 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5272 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 pr2020348008 Id of event.
Event Code 2020348008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020348008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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