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



Earthquake location 18.0081S, -68.3236WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -68.3236° West, latitude 18.0081° North, depth = 80 km. The temblor was reported at 09:35:26 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 80 km (50 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr16108004. Unique identifier: pr16108004. Global time and date of event 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 14:35:26 / April 17, 2016 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3236° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0081° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SE 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 2016-04-17 14:35:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 16:51:57 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.15523346 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 216 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 pr16108004 Id of event.
Event Code 16108004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16108004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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