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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Guaymate in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5246S, -68.9059WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. Event id: us6000d703. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d703. Exact location of event, depth 99.37 km, -68.9059° West, 18.5246° North. The temblor was detected at 09:05:44 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 09:05:44 / January 9, 2021 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.37 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Boca Chica, El Valle.

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 10 km SE of Guaymate, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9059° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5246° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km SE 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 2021-01-09 09:05:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-09 09:10:53 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 158 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.498 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d703 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d703 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d703, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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