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



Earthquake location 18.1037S, -68.6912WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 04:05:33 / April 4, 2017 @ 4:05 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr17094000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17094000. The 3.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:05:33 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6912 West, latitude 18.1037 North, depth = 117 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km SSW 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 -68.6912° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1037° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km 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 2017-04-04 04:05:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-04 07:34:40 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.50305656 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 298.8 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 pr17094000 Id of event.
Event Code 17094000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17094000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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