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Minor earthquake 3.39 mag, 48 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.9593S, -68.4866WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Unique identifier: pr2018031004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018031004. Exact location of event, longitude -68.4866 West, latitude 17.9593 North, depth = 84 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 84 km (52 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 11:08:10 / January 31, 2018 @ 11:08 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 06:08:10 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter).

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 Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, La Romana. The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 48 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.39 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4866° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9593° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km 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 2018-01-31 11:08:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-31 12:00:27 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 177 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 0.5645 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 pr2018031004 Id of event.
Event Code 2018031004 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018031004, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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