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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag was detected near Hato Mayor del Rey in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.8008S, -69.3215WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey in Dominican Republic. Exact location of event, longitude -69.3215 West, latitude 18.8008 North, depth = 80.17 km. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:21:30 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006dui. Event ids that are associated: us10006dui. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.17 km (50 miles). Global time and date of event 10/08/16 / 2016-08-10 15:21:30 / August 10, 2016 @ 3:21 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castillo, Bajos de Haina, Nagua (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km WNW of Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3215° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8008° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WNW of Hato Mayor del Rey, 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 2016-08-10 15:21:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-15 04:39:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.6 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 212 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 ,us, 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 0.057 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us10006dui Id of event.
Event Code 10006dui An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006dui, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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