Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake, 3.52 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.026S, -68.7216WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.52 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 03:44:46 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 139 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019039008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019039008. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7216° West, 18.026° North, depth 139 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 07:44:46 / February 8, 2019 @ 7:44 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

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

How would you describe the shaking?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 40 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.52 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7216° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.026° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2019-02-08 07:44:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-08 15:04:09 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 191 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 0.5948 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 302 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 pr2019039008 Id of event.
Event Code 2019039008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019039008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply