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Minor earthquake, 3.71 mag has occurred near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7253S, -68.614WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.71 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021006008. Unique identifier: pr2021006008. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136 km (85 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.614° West, 18.7253° North, depth 136 km. The temblor was detected at 05:42:37 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 05:42:37 / January 6, 2021 @ 5:42 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, El Valle, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

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

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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. 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: 9 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.71 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.614° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7253° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 136 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km NNE 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 2021-01-06 05:42:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-06 08:19:06 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 212 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 0.3143 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 245 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 pr2021006008 Id of event.
Event Code 2021006008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021006008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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