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Minor earthquake, 3.86 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.1405S, -68.1413WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.86 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Friday. The temblor was reported at 10:18:50 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/01/21 / 2021-01-01 10:18:50 / January 1, 2021 @ 10:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -68.1413° West, 18.1405° North, depth 163 km. Event id: pr2021001009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d4s5, pr2021001009. The epicenter was at a depth of 163 km (101 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salvaleón de Higüey, Otra Banda, San Rafael del Yuma (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 56 km ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.86 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.1413° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1405° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 163 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 km ESE 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 2021-01-01 10:18:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-01 10:52:50 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 229 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 pr2021001009 Id of event.
Event Code 2021001009 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4s5,pr2021001009, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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