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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.9452S, -68.3257WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 07:41:23 / January 2, 2016 @ 7:41 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.3257° West, latitude 17.9452° North, depth = 38 km. The temblor was detected at 02:41:23 / 2:41 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16002004. Id of event: pr16002004.

Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 56 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 -68.3257° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9452° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2016-01-02 07:41:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-02 12:42:19 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.56773526 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 266.4 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 pr16002004 Id of event.
Event Code 16002004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16002004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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