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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.6322S, -68.4514WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Global time and date of event 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 10:19:27 / January 17, 2021 @ 10:19 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000d0vp. Event ids that are associated: us7000d0vp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.18 km (45 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.4514° West, latitude 18.6322° North, depth = 72.18 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:19:27 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miches, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km NW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6322° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NW of Punta Cana, 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 2021-01-17 10:19:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-17 10:24:55 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 168 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 0.134 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us7000d0vp Id of event.
Event Code 7000d0vp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d0vp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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