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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.7691S, -68.3742WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16028001. Id of event: pr16028001. Exact location, longitude -68.3742° West, latitude 17.7691° North, depth = 114 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 114 km (71 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:18:16 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 09:18:16 / January 28, 2016 @ 9:18 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 71 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 -68.3742° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.7691° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km 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 2016-01-28 09:18:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-28 12:12:43 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 0.74021179 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 277.2 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 pr16028001 Id of event.
Event Code 16028001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16028001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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