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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 6 km SE of Guaymate, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.6389S, -68.9469WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guaymate in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 06:06:24 / March 20, 2016 @ 6:06 am. Exact location, longitude -68.9469° West, latitude 18.6389° North, depth = 95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:06:24 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr16080002. Event ids that are associated: pr16080002, us20005b6x.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Terrenas, Sánchez, Sabana Grande de Boyá (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 6 km SE of Guaymate, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9469° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6389° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SE of Guaymate, 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 2016-03-20 06:06:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-20 06:19:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4 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 346 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 54 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4527509 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 208.8 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 pr16080002 Id of event.
Event Code 16080002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16080002,us20005b6x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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