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Minor earthquake, 3.87 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3288S, -68WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 170 km (106 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 06:09:41 / February 18, 2021 @ 6:09 am. Unique identifier: pr2021049003. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dil6, pr2021049003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68 West, latitude 18.3288 North, depth = 170 km. The temblor was detected at 06:09:41 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Salvaleón de Higüey, Rincón (min 5000 pop).

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 six, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 51 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3288° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 170 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km ESE 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 06:09:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-18 07:05:22 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 230 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 27 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4239 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 pr2021049003 Id of event.
Event Code 2021049003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dil6,pr2021049003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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