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Minor earthquake, 3.57 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.952S, -68.1298WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2017229007. Id of event: pr2017229007. The temblor was reported at 13:57:07 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 18:57:07 / August 17, 2017 @ 6:57 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 164 km (102 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.1298 West, latitude 17.952 North, depth = 164 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

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

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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. 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: 69 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.57 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1298° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.952° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 164 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 2017-08-17 18:57:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-18 01:48:34 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 196 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 0.6157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 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 pr2017229007 Id of event.
Event Code 2017229007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017229007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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