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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.763S, -68.8298WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8298° West, 17.763° North, depth 80 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 18:38:05 / January 15, 2016 @ 6:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16015007. Id of event: pr16015007. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:38:05 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, La Romana. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 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 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8298° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.763° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km 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 2016-01-15 18:38:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 23:59:00 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 188 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 1.65559507 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 342 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 pr16015007 Id of event.
Event Code 16015007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16015007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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