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Minor earthquake, 3.2 mag was detected near San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.496S, -68.6675WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. The temblor was picked up at 16:11:48 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.6675 West, latitude 18.496 North, depth = 108 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 20:11:48 / January 27, 2017 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17027009. Id of event: pr17027009.

Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Hato Mayor del Rey, Miches (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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km N of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6675° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.496° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km N 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 2017-01-27 20:11:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-27 23:45:33 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 158 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 0.27129122 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 226.8 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 pr17027009 Id of event.
Event Code 17027009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17027009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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