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Minor earthquake: M3.83 quake has struck near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7213S, -68.576WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.576° West, 18.7213° North, depth 145 km. Id of earthquake: pr2021034006. Event ids that are associated: pr2021034006. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 08:56:46 / February 3, 2021 @ 8:56 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:56:46 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145 km (90 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 12 km NE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.83 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.576° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7213° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12 km NE 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 2021-02-03 08:56:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-03 09:37:06 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 226 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2844 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 323 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 pr2021034006 Id of event.
Event Code 2021034006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021034006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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