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Minor earthquake 3.44 mag, 55 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.8748S, -68.5735WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5735 West, latitude 17.8748 North, depth = 132 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132 km (82 miles). Global time and date of event 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 21:53:58 / June 3, 2017 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017154013. Id of event: pr2017154013. The 3.44-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:53:58 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana, La Romana. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 55 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.44 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5735° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.8748° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2017-06-03 21:53:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-05 02:36:23 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 182 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 291 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 pr2017154013 Id of event.
Event Code 2017154013 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017154013, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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