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Minor earthquake, 3.25 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.0031S, -68.7418WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.25 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). The 3.25-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:35:55 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7418 West, latitude 18.0031 North, depth = 13 km. Unique identifier: pr2018365006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018365006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 01:35:55 / December 31, 2018 @ 1:35 am.

Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.25 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7418° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0031° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2018-12-31 01:35:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-31 07:38:20 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 162 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 13 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6251 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 233 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 pr2018365006 Id of event.
Event Code 2018365006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2018365006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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