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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0384S, -68.5446WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15303005. Id of event: pr15303005. The temblor was reported at 23:05:54 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 03:05:54 / October 30, 2015 @ 3:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 70 km, -68.5446° West, 18.0384° North.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5446° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0384° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km S 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 2015-10-30 03:05:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 09:00:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 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 1.06899519 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 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 pr15303005 Id of event.
Event Code 15303005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr15303005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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