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Minor earthquake, 3.06 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.1551S, -68.5571WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:43:28 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.5571° West, 18.1551° North, depth 144 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 16:43:28 / August 16, 2019 @ 4:43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 144 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2019228011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019228011.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.06 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5571° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1551° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 144 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SSE 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 2019-08-16 16:43:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-16 18:37:05 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 144 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 10 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.102 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 204 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 pr2019228011 Id of event.
Event Code 2019228011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019228011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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