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Minor earthquake, 3.56 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0836S, -68.458WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.56 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017293001. Unique identifier: pr2017293001. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 14:56:19 / October 20, 2017 @ 2:56 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 09:56:19 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 94 km, -68.458° West, 18.0836° North.

The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, La Romana (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.56 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.458° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0836° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SSE 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 2017-10-20 14:56:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-20 15:45:17 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 195 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4371 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 pr2017293001 Id of event.
Event Code 2017293001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017293001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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