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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake strikes near Pedro Garcia in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.685S, -70.643WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (mg/mb) has striked on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Pedro Garcia in Dominican Republic. The temblor was reported at 03:58:18 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 22 km (14 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-18 07:58:18 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pedro Garcia in Dominican Republic, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -70.643 West, latitude 19.685 North, depth 22 km.

Close countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (16 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Riva, Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Nagua.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.643° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.685° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km N of Pedro Garcia, 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 2015-02-18 19:58:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-18 20:08:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 332 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.92616306 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118.8 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00njzgt6 Id of event.
Event Code 00njzgt6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00njzgt6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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