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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.9272S, -68.7875WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr16142005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16142005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 09:38:42 / May 21, 2016 @ 9:38 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 150 km (93 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7875 West, latitude 17.9272 North, depth = 150 km. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:42 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Otra Banda, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7875° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9272° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 150 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SSW 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 2016-05-21 09:38:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-21 14:38:17 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 211 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.32321841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 338.4 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 pr16142005 Id of event.
Event Code 16142005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16142005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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