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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Veragua Arriba in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.5279S, -70.3734WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Veragua Arriba in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.3734 West, latitude 19.5279 North, depth = 22.34 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/12/20 / 2020-12-13 06:07:50 / December 13, 2020 @ 6:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000cqq8. Event ids that are associated: us7000cqq8. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:07:50 / 6:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.34 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamasá, Las Terrenas, Sabana Grande de Boyá. Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Santiago de los Caballeros (c. 1 200 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Puerto Plata (c. 146 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Concepción de La Vega (c. 102 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Bonao (c. 73 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Moca (c. 61 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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.

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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. 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: 7 km SW of Veragua Arriba, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3734° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5279° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km SW of Veragua Arriba, 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 2020-12-13 06:07:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-13 22:42:08 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 4.1 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 272 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 0.348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us7000cqq8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqq8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqq8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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