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Minor earthquake, 3.04 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2903S, -68.5083WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/11/18 / 2018-11-10 08:52:15 / November 10, 2018 @ 8:52 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:52:15 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018314008. Id of event: pr2018314008. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5083 West, latitude 18.2903 North, depth = 72 km.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 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: 14 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.04 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5083° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2903° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SE 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 2018-11-10 08:52:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-10 13:16:45 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 142 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.4083 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 pr2018314008 Id of event.
Event Code 2018314008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018314008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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