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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.3484S, -69.2821WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -69.2821° West, 19.3484° North. Id of earthquake: us20007c8t. Event ids that are associated: us20007c8t. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:52:55 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 06/10/16 / 2016-10-06 00:52:55 / October 6, 2016 @ 12:52 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Nagua (c. 33 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayaguana (c. 21 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Quisqueya (c. 17 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Sabana Grande de Boyá (c. 16 800 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Río San Juan, Quisqueya (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km NNE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.2821° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.3484° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNE of Santa Barbara de Samana, 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 2016-10-06 00:52:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-06 01:15:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 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 271 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 0.565 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20007c8t Id of event.
Event Code 20007c8t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007c8t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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