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Minor earthquake, 3.93 mag strikes near Guaymate in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.58S, -68.912WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 3.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:05:44 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021009015. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d703, pr2021009015. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 09:05:44 / January 9, 2021 @ 9:05 am. Exact location of event, longitude -68.912 West, latitude 18.58 North, depth = 106 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Samaná, Bayaguana, Boca Chica (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km E of Guaymate, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.93 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.912° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.58° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km E 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 10:14:54 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 238 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 25 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 pr2021009015 Id of event.
Event Code 2021009015 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d703,pr2021009015, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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