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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0289S, -68.4065WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15291002. Unique identifier: pr15291002. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4065 West, latitude 18.0289 North, depth = 95 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:26:37 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 01:26:37 / October 18, 2015 @ 1:26 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 44 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4065° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0289° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2015-10-18 01:26:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-18 04:11:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 158 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.94862094 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 334.8 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 pr15291002 Id of event.
Event Code 15291002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15291002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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