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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Sabana de La Mar in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.0579S, -69.3316WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sabana de La Mar in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 11:20:58 / 11:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us2000gay2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018202006, us2000gay2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.3316 West, latitude 19.0579 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/18 / 2018-07-21 15:20:58 / July 21, 2018 @ 3:20 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castillo, Boca Chica, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Nagua (c. 33 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km E of Sabana de La Mar, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3316° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0579° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km E of Sabana de La Mar, 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 2018-07-21 15:20:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 16:59:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 129 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 ,pr,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 1.05 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 341 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 us2000gay2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000gay2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018202006,us2000gay2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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