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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag was detected near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.1794S, -68.7442WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 20:02:56 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.7442° West, latitude 18.1794° North, depth = 139.15 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 20:02:56 / November 7, 2020 @ 8:02 pm. Event id: us7000cbwy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cbwy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.15 km (86 miles).

Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz de El Seibo, San Pedro de Macorís, Punta Cana.

Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km SSW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7442° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1794° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26 km SSW 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 2020-11-07 20:02:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-07 21:55:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.479 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us7000cbwy Id of event.
Event Code 7000cbwy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cbwy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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