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Minor earthquake, 3.68 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.2523S, -68.2411WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.68 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2411 West, latitude 19.2523 North, depth = 38 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:09:47 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2021049008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021049008. Global time and date of event 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 09:09:47 / February 18, 2021 @ 9:09 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.68 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.2411° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2523° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76 km NNE 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 2021-02-18 09:09:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-18 09:59:04 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 208 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 259 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 pr2021049008 Id of event.
Event Code 2021049008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021049008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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