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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.4032S, -69.3008WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -69.3008° West, 19.4032° North, depth 6.25 km. Event id: us1000hs4y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hs4y. The temblor was picked up at 08:14:24 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 12:14:24 / November 15, 2018 @ 12:14 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.25 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Nagua (c. 33 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bayaguana (c. 21 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sabana Grande de Boyá (c. 16 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Monte Plata (c. 15 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río San Juan, Monte Plata, Bayaguana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km N of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3008° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4032° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km N 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 2018-11-15 12:14:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-15 13:24:00 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 222 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 1.24 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 148 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 us1000hs4y Id of event.
Event Code 1000hs4y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hs4y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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