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Minor earthquake, 2.95 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 18.0426S, -68.1508WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/18 / 2018-03-30 02:21:51 / March 30, 2018 @ 2:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 55 km, -68.1508° West, 18.0426° North. The temblor was reported at 21:21:51 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018089000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018089000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 55 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael del Yuma, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.95 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1508° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0426° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 2018-03-30 02:21:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-30 04:18:01 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 134 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0418 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 pr2018089000 Id of event.
Event Code 2018089000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018089000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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