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Earthquake: M 4.5 quake strikes near Guananico in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.724S, -70.9182WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (mg/mb) was reported Friday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Guananico in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 03:11:45 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 25.99 km (16 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-02 07:11:45 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Guananico in Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -70.9182 West, latitude 19.724 North, depth 25.99 km.

Close countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Guáranas, Fantino, Constanza.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.9182° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.724° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km ESE of Guananico, 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 2015-01-02 19:11:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-02 22:52:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1 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 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources atus A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.345 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000tbb2 Id of event.
Event Code c000tbb2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS at00nhkdblusc000tbb2 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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