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Minor earthquake 3.05 mag, 13 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2578S, -68.6451WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.6451° West, latitude 18.2578° North, depth = 85 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018259002. Event ids that are associated: pr2018259002. The temblor was reported at 05:58:36 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 09:58:36 / September 16, 2018 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 13 km SSW 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 -68.6451° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SSW 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 2018-09-16 09:58:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-16 12:17:49 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 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.5559 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 249 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 pr2018259002 Id of event.
Event Code 2018259002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018259002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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