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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4654S, -68.9805WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:37:32 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 158.81 km (99 miles). Unique identifier: us6000dee9. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dee9. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 09:37:32 / February 4, 2021 @ 9:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 158.81 km, -68.9805° West, 18.4654° North.

Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 4 km N of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9805° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4654° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km N of La Romana, 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 2021-02-04 09:37:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-04 09:52:39 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 211 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 0.571 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 162 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 us6000dee9 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dee9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dee9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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