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Minor earthquake: M3.77 quake has struck near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4341S, -68.3423WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.77 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/21 / 2021-03-11 10:21:28 / March 11, 2021 @ 10:21 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2021070003. Id of event: pr2021070003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 136 km (85 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3423° West, 18.4341° North, depth 136 km. The 3.77-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:21:28 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 17 km SSE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.77 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3423° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4341° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 136 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km SSE 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 2021-03-11 10:21:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-11 10:47:20 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 219 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.0889 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 243 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 pr2021070003 Id of event.
Event Code 2021070003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021070003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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