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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.281S, -68.9199WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic. Unique identifier: pr16318001. Ids that are associated to the event: at00ogk60b, pr16318001, us1000776y. The temblor was picked up at 22:09:43 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 02:09:43 / November 13, 2016 @ 2:09 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Miches in Dominican Republic (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.3 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.9199° West, 19.281° North, depth 14.3 km.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Nagua (c. 33 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Sabana Grande de Boyá, San Rafael del Yuma.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 33 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9199° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.281° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NE of Miches, 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 2016-11-13 02:09:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 02:24:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 39 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 367 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 ,at,pr,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 48 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.26500301 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 pr16318001 Id of event.
Event Code 16318001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ogk60b,pr16318001,us1000776y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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