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Minor earthquake, 3.87 mag strikes near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.378S, -68.9636WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Exact location, longitude -68.9636° West, latitude 18.378° North, depth = 148 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 148 km (92 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021002013. Unique identifier: pr2021002013. The temblor was reported at 11:13:56 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 11:13:56 / January 2, 2021 @ 11:13 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 6 km (3 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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 six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km S of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9636° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.378° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km S of La Romana, 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 11:13:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-02 16:36:32 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 230 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5978 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 271 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 pr2021002013 Id of event.
Event Code 2021002013 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021002013, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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