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Light earthquake, 4.03 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.9435S, -68.3823WA light earthquake magnitude 4.03 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 02:48:47 / January 26, 2020 @ 2:48 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:48:47 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020026002, us60007g5b. Unique identifier: pr2020026002. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3823° West, 17.9435° North, depth 12 km.

The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otra Banda, La Romana, Salvaleón de Higüey (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.03 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3823° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9435° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km SE 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 2020-01-26 02:48:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-26 03:46:10 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 250 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,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.005 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 334 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 pr2020026002 Id of event.
Event Code 2020026002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020026002,us60007g5b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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