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Minor earthquake: M3.61 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.357S, -68.6786WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127 km (79 miles). Exact location of event, depth 127 km, -68.6786° West, 18.357° North. The temblor was reported at 01:02:12 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 05:02:12 / July 1, 2017 @ 5:02 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2017182003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017182003.

The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quisqueya, Miches, Hato Mayor del Rey. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km WSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.61 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6786° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.357° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WSW 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 2017-07-01 05:02:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-02 00:21:01 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 200 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3361 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 pr2017182003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017182003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017182003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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