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Minor earthquake 3.3 mag, 25 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.1595S, -68.6958WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6958 West, latitude 18.1595 North, depth = 171 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 17:04:29 / September 1, 2016 @ 5:04 pm. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:04:29 / 1:04 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr16245009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16245009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 171 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 25 km SSW 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 -68.6958° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1595° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 171 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km 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 2016-09-01 17:04:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 19:18:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.46173406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 241.2 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 pr16245009 Id of event.
Event Code 16245009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16245009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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