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

Earthquake location 18.3431S, -68.4815WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2019348007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019348007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107 km (66 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 15:34:26 / December 14, 2019 @ 3:34 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4815 West, latitude 18.3431 North, depth = 107 km. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:26 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Guaymate, La Romana. Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and eleven 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 earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 14 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4815° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3431° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ESE 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 2019-12-14 15:34:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-14 16:25:23 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.0032 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 pr2019348007 Id of event.
Event Code 2019348007 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2019348007, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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