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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag has occurred near Villa Altagracia in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.6159S, -70.2289WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Villa Altagracia in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e9in. Id of event: us1000e9in. The temblor was detected at 07:03:15 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 11:03:15 / May 21, 2018 @ 11:03 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.85 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -70.2289 West, latitude 18.6159 North, depth = 69.85 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (18 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Llanos, San Francisco de Macorís, Padre Las Casas (min 5000 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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 SW of Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.2289° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6159° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SW of Villa Altagracia, 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 2018-05-21 11:03:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-21 21:15:15 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 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 178 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 1.067 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us1000e9in Id of event.
Event Code 1000e9in An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000e9in, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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