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Minor earthquake 3.27 mag, 66 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.027S, -68.1018WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:23:08 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 05:23:08 / August 25, 2017 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 92 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.1018° West, 18.027° North, depth 92 km. Unique identifier: pr2017237003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017237003.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

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 ten, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.27 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.027° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2017-08-25 05:23:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-25 07:49:32 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 165 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.718 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 325 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 pr2017237003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017237003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017237003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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