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Minor earthquake: M3.89 quake has struck near La Romana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4883S, -68.953WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.89 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from La Romana in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/21 / 2021-02-25 06:28:54 / February 25, 2021 @ 6:28 am. Exact location of earthquake, -68.953° West, 18.4883° North, depth 114 km. Event id: pr2021056005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ddi6, pr2021056005. The temblor was reported at 06:28:54 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana de La Mar, Bayaguana, El Valle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 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).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km NNE of La Romana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.89 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.953° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4883° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km NNE 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 2021-02-25 06:28:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-25 08:11:29 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 233 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 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 pr2021056005 Id of event.
Event Code 2021056005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ddi6,pr2021056005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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