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Minor earthquake: M3.31 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.3286S, -68.4861WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.31 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4861 West, latitude 18.3286 North, depth = 100 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/03/18 / 2018-03-28 15:48:41 / March 28, 2018 @ 3:48 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018087001. Unique identifier: pr2018087001. The epicenter was at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). The 3.31-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:48:41 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.31 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4861° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 100 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ESE 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 2018-03-28 15:48:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-28 18:25:02 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 169 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 3 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4859 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 345 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 pr2018087001 Id of event.
Event Code 2018087001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018087001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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