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Minor earthquake, 3.33 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.9476S, -68.3923WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 13:26:13 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.3923 West, latitude 17.9476 North, depth = 120 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120 km (75 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017201005. Unique identifier: pr2017201005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 18:26:13 / July 20, 2017 @ 6:26 pm.

The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, La Romana, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 52 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.33 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3923° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9476° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km SSE 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 2017-07-20 18:26:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-20 20:23:35 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 171 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 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5664 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 273 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 pr2017201005 Id of event.
Event Code 2017201005 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017201005, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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