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Minor earthquake 3.16 mag, 48 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.9496S, -68.5243WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5243 West, latitude 17.9496 North, depth = 102 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 15:16:59 / September 9, 2018 @ 3:16 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:16:59 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018252016. Unique identifier: pr2018252016.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana. Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 48 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.16 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5243° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9496° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km 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 2018-09-09 15:16:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-09 20:52:49 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 154 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5821 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 285 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 pr2018252016 Id of event.
Event Code 2018252016 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018252016, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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