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Minor earthquake, 3.57 mag strikes near Otra Banda in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.1993S, -68.488WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Otra Banda in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, depth 51 km, -68.488° West, 19.1993° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51 km (32 miles). The 3.57-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:48:25 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/21 / 2021-03-07 16:48:25 / March 7, 2021 @ 4:48 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2021066007. Event ids that are associated: us7000dgwv, pr2021066007.

Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Miches (c. 9 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Punta Cana, Salvaleón de Higüey.

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

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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. 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: 63 km NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.57 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.488° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.1993° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km NNE of Otra Banda, 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 2021-03-07 16:48:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-07 17:36:18 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 196 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 19 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6936 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 pr2021066007 Id of event.
Event Code 2021066007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dgwv,pr2021066007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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