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Light earthquake, 4.32 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2223S, -68.791WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017257000. Unique identifier: pr2017257000. The temblor was detected at 23:40:50 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 03:40:50 / September 14, 2017 @ 3:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.791° West, latitude 18.2223° North, depth = 133 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Boca Chica, Miches, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.32 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.791° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2223° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SW 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 2017-09-14 03:40:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-14 04:20:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 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 289 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5028 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 185 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 pr2017257000 Id of event.
Event Code 2017257000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017257000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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