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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 17.981S, -68.401WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:40:42 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.401 West, latitude 17.981 North, depth = 86.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 12:40:42 / March 6, 2020 @ 12:40 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 86.7 km (54 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20066001. Unique identifier: pt20066001.

Earthquake epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Guaymate (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. 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: 49 km SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.401° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.981° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 2020-03-06 12:40:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-06 12:46:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 449 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20066001 Id of event.
Event Code 20066001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20066001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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