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Minor earthquake, 3.23 mag was detected near San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3733S, -68.7573WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019160000. Id of event: pr2019160000. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7573 West, latitude 18.3733 North, depth = 106 km. The temblor was reported at 21:01:22 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/06/19 / 2019-06-09 01:01:22 / June 9, 2019 @ 1:01 am.

Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miches, Quisqueya, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km SW of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.23 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7573° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3733° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SW of San Rafael del 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 2019-06-09 01:01:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-09 04:53:16 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 161 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 20 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0127 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.25 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 pr2019160000 Id of event.
Event Code 2019160000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019160000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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