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Minor earthquake, 2.87 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.0878S, -68.427WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.427 West, latitude 18.0878 North, depth = 90 km. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:00:14 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019341008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019341008. Global time and date of event 07/12/19 / 2019-12-07 11:00:14 / December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Romana, Otra Banda, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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: 37 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.87 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.427° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0878° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2019-12-07 11:00:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-07 14:45:58 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 127 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 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.3199 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 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 pr2019341008 Id of event.
Event Code 2019341008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019341008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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