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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2177S, -68.4177WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 12:38:23 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 16:38:23 / June 22, 2017 @ 4:38 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p27. Id of event: us20009p27. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92.14 km (57 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.4177° West, latitude 18.2177° North, depth = 92.14 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4177° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2177° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km 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 2017-06-22 16:38:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-22 16:54:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 313 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.297 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009p27 Id of event.
Event Code 20009p27 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p27, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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