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Minor earthquake 3.5 mag, 66 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.8198S, -67.8291WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000diy9, pr2021071006. Unique identifier: pr2021071006. Global time and date of event 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 21:38:38 / March 12, 2021 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:38:38 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.8291 West, latitude 18.8198 North, depth = 106 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Aguada, Rincón (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 66 km ENE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8291° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8198° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66 km ENE 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 2021-03-12 21:38:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-12 22:45:19 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 188 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 26 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5586 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 pr2021071006 Id of event.
Event Code 2021071006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000diy9,pr2021071006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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