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Minor earthquake, 3.15 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.2013S, -68.7448WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/20 / 2020-09-26 11:37:32 / September 26, 2020 @ 11:37 am. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:37:32 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7448 West, latitude 18.2013 North, depth = 141 km. Event id: pr2020270018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c1l8, pr2020270018.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quisqueya, Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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 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: 24 km SW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.15 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7448° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2013° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km SW 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 2020-09-26 11:37:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-26 15:46:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 154 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 ,us,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4793 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 pr2020270018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020270018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c1l8,pr2020270018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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