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



Earthquake location 17.9825S, -68.0264WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 67 km (42 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr17096003. Id of event: pr17096003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/04/17 / 2017-04-06 08:17:17 / April 6, 2017 @ 8:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0264 West, latitude 17.9825 North, depth = 67 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:17:17 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

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 twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0264° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9825° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km SE 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 2017-04-06 08:17:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-06 09:22:50 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.65577016 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 320.4 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 pr17096003 Id of event.
Event Code 17096003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr17096003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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