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Minor earthquake: M3.7 quake has struck near San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4076S, -68.7975WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7975° West, 18.4076° North, depth 140 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr16148003. Unique identifier: pr16148003. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 02:25:33 / May 27, 2016 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 22:25:33 / 10:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boca Chica, Los Llanos, Miches.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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: 13 km W of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7975° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4076° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 140 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km W of San Rafael del 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 2016-05-27 02:25:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-27 04:28:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 19 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 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169.2 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 pr16148003 Id of event.
Event Code 16148003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16148003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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