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Minor earthquake 2.85 mag, 44 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.9748S, -68.6298WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 17:36:51 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 84 km, -68.6298° West, 17.9748° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019324025. Unique identifier: pr2019324025. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/11/19 / 2019-11-20 22:36:51 / November 20, 2019 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.85 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6298° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9748° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2019-11-20 22:36:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-21 02:07:06 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 125 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 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.5205 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 230 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 pr2019324025 Id of event.
Event Code 2019324025 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019324025, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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