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Minor earthquake, 3.01 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.0075S, -68.6723WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 77 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 07:58:11 / March 19, 2019 @ 7:58 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:58:11 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019078008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019078008. Exact location of event, depth 77 km, -68.6723° West, 18.0075° North.

The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 41 km S 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 3.01 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6723° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0075° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km S 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 2019-03-19 07:58:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-19 12:06:06 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 139 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 7 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.584 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 265 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 pr2019078008 Id of event.
Event Code 2019078008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019078008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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