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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.958S, -68.3442WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3442° West, 17.958° North, depth 62 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16022001. Unique identifier: pr16022001. Global time and date of event 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 06:09:30 / January 22, 2016 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 01:09:30 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 54 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3442° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.958° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2016-01-22 06:09:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-22 06:40:19 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 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5524639 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201.6 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 pr16022001 Id of event.
Event Code 16022001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16022001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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