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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 49 km S of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.0149S, -69.2961WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:40:13 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/19 / 2019-05-02 12:40:13 / May 2, 2019 @ 12:40 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19122051, us70003fnt. Id of event: us70003fnt. Exact location of earthquake, -69.2961° West, 18.0149° North, depth 10 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Gregorio de Nigua, Santo Domingo Oeste, Salvaleón de Higüey. Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 49 km S of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.2961° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0149° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km S of San Pedro de Macoris, 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 2019-05-02 12:40:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-02 12:53:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 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 304 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 ,pt,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 0.739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us70003fnt Id of event.
Event Code 70003fnt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19122051,us70003fnt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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