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Minor earthquake, 3.37 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.9908S, -68.241WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.241 West, latitude 17.9908 North, depth = 74 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 11:52:47 / August 21, 2017 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017233003. Unique identifier: pr2017233003. The temblor was picked up at 06:52:47 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, San Rafael del Yuma. Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

Every 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 two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.37 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.241° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9908° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 2017-08-21 11:52:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-21 12:18:24 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 175 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 0.5416 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 256 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 pr2017233003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017233003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017233003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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