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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag was detected near El Puerto in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.7934S, -69.389WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from El Puerto in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 18:31:32 / May 15, 2020 @ 6:31 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.18 km (54 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -69.389° West, 18.7934° North, depth 86.18 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70009h2s. Unique identifier: us70009h2s. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:31:32 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pimentel, San Gregorio de Nigua, San Cristóbal (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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 E of El Puerto, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.389° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7934° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km E of El Puerto, 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 2020-05-15 18:31:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-15 18:53:47 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 234 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 0.009 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us70009h2s Id of event.
Event Code 70009h2s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009h2s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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