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Minor earthquake, 3.33 mag was detected near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.5108S, -67.9483WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 19:01:40 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/11/20 / 2020-11-29 19:01:40 / November 29, 2020 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 19 km, -67.9483° West, 18.5108° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020334012. Id of event: pr2020334012. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Salvaleón de Higüey, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 48 km E of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.33 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.9483° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km E of Punta Cana, 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 2020-11-29 19:01:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-29 21:24:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 171 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4331 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2020334012 Id of event.
Event Code 2020334012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020334012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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