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Minor earthquake: M2.9 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3373S, -68.3736WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact location of earthquake, -68.3736° West, 18.3373° North, depth 115 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 115 km (71 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 11:52:49 / March 9, 2018 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018068006. Unique identifier: pr2018068006. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:52:49 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km E of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3373° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km E 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 2018-03-09 11:52:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-09 16:32:35 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 129 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 0.1768 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 252 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 pr2018068006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018068006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018068006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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