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Minor earthquake, 3.4 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0946S, -68.6555WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 13:25:00 / March 21, 2017 @ 1:25 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17080004. Id of event: pr17080004. The temblor was detected at 09:25:00 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 54 km, -68.6555° West, 18.0946° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Guaymate, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information 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 -68.6555° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0946° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2017-03-21 13:25:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-21 13:40:44 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 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 12 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.49137846 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 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 pr17080004 Id of event.
Event Code 17080004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17080004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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