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Light earthquake 4.15 mag, 9 km ENE of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.6003S, -68.614WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 145 km (90 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017246003. Event ids that are associated: pt17246002, pr2017246003, us2000af0d. Exact location of event, longitude -68.614 West, latitude 18.6003 North, depth = 145 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 11:52:46 / September 3, 2017 @ 11:52 am. The temblor was detected at 07:52:46 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Quisqueya, San Pedro de Macorís (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 9 km ENE of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.614° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6003° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 145 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km ENE of San Rafael del 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 2017-09-03 11:52:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-03 12:24:51 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 265 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 ,pt,pr,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.2481 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 344 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 pr2017246003 Id of event.
Event Code 2017246003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17246002,pr2017246003,us2000af0d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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