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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.8477S, -68.5357WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 10:56:49 / May 16, 2016 @ 10:56 am. Id of earthquake: pr16137009. Event ids that are associated: pr16137009. The temblor was reported at 05:56:49 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5357 West, latitude 17.8477 North, depth = 33 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 59 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5357° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8477° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km S 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 2016-05-16 10:56:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-16 12:20:22 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 121 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 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.13636883 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 234 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 pr16137009 Id of event.
Event Code 16137009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16137009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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