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Minor earthquake, 3.59 mag has occurred near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5248S, -68.299WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.59 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.299 West, latitude 18.5248 North, depth = 118 km. The 3.59-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:48:22 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/21 / 2021-02-25 04:48:22 / February 25, 2021 @ 4:48 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2021056002. Unique identifier: pr2021056002.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana. Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km ESE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.59 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.299° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5248° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12 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 2021-02-25 04:48:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-25 08:10:16 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 198 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0831 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 315 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 pr2021056002 Id of event.
Event Code 2021056002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021056002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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