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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Sosua in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.8416S, -70.5167WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Sosua in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -70.5167° West, 19.8416° North, depth 23.75 km. The temblor was reported at 05:42:33 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/07/17 / 2017-07-05 09:42:33 / July 5, 2017 @ 9:42 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.75 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us100096v6. Ids that are associated to the event: us100096v6.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nagua, Pimentel, Fantino. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mao (c. 48 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 8 km N of Sosua, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.5167° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.8416° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km N of Sosua, 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 2017-07-05 09:42:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-10 03:58:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 223 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 0.457 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us100096v6 Id of event.
Event Code 100096v6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096v6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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