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Minor earthquake: M2.88 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3231S, -68.6998WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019291006. Id of event: pr2019291006. The temblor was picked up at 21:39:48 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102 km (63 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.6998° West, 18.3231° North, depth 102 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 01:39:48 / October 18, 2019 @ 1:39 am.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hato Mayor del Rey, San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 11 km WSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6998° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3231° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WSW 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 2019-10-18 01:39:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-18 06:09:34 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 128 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 9 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.083 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 232 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 pr2019291006 Id of event.
Event Code 2019291006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019291006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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