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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Arenoso in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.18S, -69.841WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Arenoso in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.841° West, latitude 19.18° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:06:28 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pt20260001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt20260001. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 12:06:28 / September 16, 2020 @ 12:06 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Santiago de los Caballeros, San Gregorio de Nigua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km ESE of Arenoso, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.841° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.18° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km ESE of Arenoso, 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 2020-09-16 12:06:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-16 12:15:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82.799993376001 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 pt20260001 Id of event.
Event Code 20260001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20260001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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