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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.1608S, -68.5008WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211 km (131 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:14:55 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 23:14:55 / October 4, 2015 @ 11:14 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -68.5008° West, 18.1608° North, depth 211 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15277009. Id of event: pr15277009.

Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5008° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1608° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 211 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SSE of Boca de Yuma, 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 2015-10-04 23:14:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-05 09:41:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 222 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 0.99533333 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr15277009 Id of event.
Event Code 15277009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15277009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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