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Light earthquake, 4.32 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.1431S, -68.432WA light earthquake magnitude 4.32 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95 km (59 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:38:23 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2017173005. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009p27, pr2017173005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 16:38:23 / June 22, 2017 @ 4:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.432 West, latitude 18.1431 North, depth = 95 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.32 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.432° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1431° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95 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 2017-06-23 01:57:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 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 292 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 270 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 pr2017173005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017173005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p27,pr2017173005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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