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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Miches in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.267S, -68.8917WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Miches in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Unique identifier: us7000mp21. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000mp21. Global time and date of event 30/05/24 / 2024-05-30 18:39:30 / May 30, 2024 @ 6:39 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:39:30 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.8917° West, 19.267° North, depth 10 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Sánchez, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Sabana de La Mar (c. 14 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Samaná (c. 11 400 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 35 km NNE of Miches, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8917° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.267° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35 km NNE of Miches, 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 2024-05-30 18:39:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-30 18:58:06 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 138 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 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.258 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us7000mp21 Id of event.
Event Code 7000mp21 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mp21, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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