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Minor earthquake, 3.3 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.0576S, -68.0964WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr16043001. Event ids that are associated: pr16043001. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:01:29 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 04:01:29 / February 12, 2016 @ 4:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.0964° West, latitude 18.0576° North, depth = 83 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 64 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0964° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0576° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km ESE 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 2016-02-12 04:01:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 04:27:26 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 168 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.66924489 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 324 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 pr16043001 Id of event.
Event Code 16043001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16043001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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