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Minor earthquake: M3.56 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0515S, -68.2558WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.56-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:47:07 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.2558 West, latitude 18.0515 North, depth = 69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017168010. Unique identifier: pr2017168010. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69 km (43 miles). Global time and date of event 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 20:47:07 / June 17, 2017 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 61 km (38 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 eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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: 51 km SE 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 3.56 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.2558° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0515° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km 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 2017-06-17 20:47:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-18 15:52:46 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 195 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 253 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 pr2017168010 Id of event.
Event Code 2017168010 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017168010, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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