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Minor earthquake, 3.05 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic



Earthquake location 17.9885S, -68.4698WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 06:10:13 / April 4, 2018 @ 6:10 am. The temblor was picked up at 01:10:13 / 1:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 74 km (46 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.4698° West, 17.9885° North, depth 74 km. Event id: pr2018094003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018094003.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, La Romana (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km SSE 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 3.05 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4698° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9885° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km 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 2018-04-04 06:10:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-04 06:45:09 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 143 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5328 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 215 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 pr2018094003 Id of event.
Event Code 2018094003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018094003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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