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Minor earthquake 2.9 mag, 9 km S of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3426S, -68.6895WA minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. Id of earthquake: us70008ilr. Event ids that are associated: us70008ilr. The epicenter was at a depth of 76.4 km (47 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.6895° West, latitude 18.3426° North, depth = 76.4 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:11:28 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 11:11:28 / March 30, 2020 @ 11:11 am.

Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hato Mayor del Rey, San Pedro de Macorís, Santa Cruz de El Seibo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 9 km S of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6895° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3426° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km S of San Rafael del 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 2020-03-30 11:11:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-30 11:42:17 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 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.791 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008ilr Id of event.
Event Code 70008ilr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008ilr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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