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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Sabana del Puerto in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.0317S, -70.3648WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Sabana del Puerto 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 14:14:25 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6fb. Id of event: us6000c6fb. Exact location of earthquake, -70.3648° West, 19.0317° North, depth 86.48 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 86.48 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/20 / 2020-10-07 14:14:25 / October 7, 2020 @ 2:14 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mao, San Juan de la Maguana, Imbert (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo (c. 2 201 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santo Domingo Oeste (c. 701 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Bella Vista (c. 175 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Cristóbal (c. 154 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SE of Sabana del Puerto, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3648° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0317° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km SE of Sabana del 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 2020-10-07 14:14:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-13 14:36:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 299 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 0.522 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us6000c6fb Id of event.
Event Code 6000c6fb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c6fb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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