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Minor earthquake: M3.6 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.6893S, -68.8147WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. The temblor was reported at 07:58:36 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.8147° West, latitude 17.6893° North, depth = 77 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr15299002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15299002. Global time and date of event 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 12:58:36 / October 26, 2015 @ 12:58 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, San Rafael del Yuma. Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km SSW 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 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8147° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.6893° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79km SSW 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 2015-10-26 12:58:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 13:32:25 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 199 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.44628761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 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 pr15299002 Id of event.
Event Code 15299002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15299002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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