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Minor earthquake: M3.5 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.2201S, -68.574WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -68.574° West, 18.2201° North, depth 78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 12:25:41 / February 17, 2017 @ 12:25 pm. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:25:41 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr17048002. Event ids that are associated: pr17048002.

Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). 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 three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 17 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.574° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2201° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SSE 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 2017-02-17 12:25:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-17 12:51:20 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 188 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.34495307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291.6 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 pr17048002 Id of event.
Event Code 17048002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17048002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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