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Minor earthquake, 2.92 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2108S, -68.4836WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Global time and date of event 06/08/19 / 2019-08-06 23:19:52 / August 6, 2019 @ 11:19 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:19:52 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019218009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019218009. Exact location of event, longitude -68.4836 West, latitude 18.2108 North, depth = 92 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.92 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4836° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2108° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km 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 2019-08-06 23:19:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-07 05:36:33 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 131 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 1.0193 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 pr2019218009 Id of event.
Event Code 2019218009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019218009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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