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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2225S, -68.058333333333WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Punta Cana in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/05/24 / 2024-05-26 22:06:20 / May 26, 2024 @ 10:06 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 101.24 km (63 miles). Exact location of event, depth 101.24 km, -68.058333333333° West, 18.2225° North. The temblor was picked up at 22:06:20 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr71450553. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr71450553.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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 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: 54 km SE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.058333333333° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2225° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54 km SE 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 2024-05-26 22:06:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-26 22:19:04 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 178 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4222 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 pr71450553 Id of event.
Event Code 71450553 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr71450553, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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