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Minor earthquake, 3.07 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic


Earthquake location 18.1068S, -68.5811WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.5811° West, latitude 18.1068° North, depth = 73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 19:47:33 / April 4, 2018 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018094009. Id of event: pr2018094009. The temblor was detected at 15:47:33 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 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 two, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 30 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.07 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5811° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1068° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 2018-04-04 19:47:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-04 20:16:27 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 145 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4534 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 pr2018094009 Id of event.
Event Code 2018094009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018094009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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