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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.2431S, -68.6203WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 17:18:39 / 5:18 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 21:18:39 / April 25, 2017 @ 9:18 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017115007. Unique identifier: pr2017115007. Exact location of event, depth 153 km, -68.6203° West, 18.2431° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 153 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6203° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2431° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 153 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km 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 2017-04-25 21:18:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-26 00:42:55 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 222 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.5256 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 340 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 pr2017115007 Id of event.
Event Code 2017115007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017115007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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