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Minor earthquake 2.88 mag, 56 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.038S, -68.2118WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/17 / 2017-12-12 13:55:15 / December 12, 2017 @ 1:55 pm. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:55:15 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017346004. Event ids that are associated: pr2017346004. Exact location of event, longitude -68.2118 West, latitude 18.038 North, depth = 74 km.

Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana.

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 56 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.2118° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.038° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2017-12-12 13:55:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-12 16:08:28 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 128 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5052 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 249 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 pr2017346004 Id of event.
Event Code 2017346004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017346004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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