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Minor earthquake: M3.19 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.976S, -68.3855WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Monday. The temblor was detected at 07:49:08 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3855° West, 17.976° North, depth 65 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018253003. Id of event: pr2018253003. Global time and date of event 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 12:49:08 / September 10, 2018 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otra Banda, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.19 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3855° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km 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 2018-09-10 12:49:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-10 14:44:14 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 157 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 6 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9941 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 334 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 pr2018253003 Id of event.
Event Code 2018253003 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018253003, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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