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Minor earthquake 3.4 mag, 64 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.794S, -68.6585WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. Global time and date of event 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 14:50:20 / December 25, 2016 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.6585 West, latitude 17.794 North, depth = 62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Unique identifier: pr16360000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16360000. The temblor was reported at 09:50:20 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Romana, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km S 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 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6585° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.794° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km 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 2016-12-25 14:50:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-26 00:27:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 178 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.76266968 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 295.2 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 pr16360000 Id of event.
Event Code 16360000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr16360000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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