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Minor earthquake 3.54 mag, 6 km SSE of Guaymate, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5378S, -68.9453WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.54 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The 3.54-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:42:49 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9453 West, latitude 18.5378 North, depth = 120 km. Event id: pr2021002007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021002007. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 06:42:49 / January 2, 2021 @ 6:42 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120 km (75 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samaná, Bayaguana, Sabana de La Mar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 6 km SSE of Guaymate, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.54 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9453° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5378° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km SSE of Guaymate, 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 2021-01-02 06:42:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-02 09:02:59 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 193 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5644 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 297 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 pr2021002007 Id of event.
Event Code 2021002007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021002007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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