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Minor earthquake: M3.23 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.0313S, -68.6288WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018076002. Id of event: pr2018076002. Global time and date of event 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 01:51:13 / March 17, 2018 @ 1:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:51:13 / 9:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6288 West, latitude 18.0313 North, depth = 96 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Punta Cana. 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 eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.23 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6288° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0313° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km S 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 2018-03-17 01:51:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-17 04:16:17 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 161 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5423 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 293 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 pr2018076002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018076002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018076002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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