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Minor earthquake, 3.79 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.3456S, -68.4135WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.79 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 17:42:51 / June 16, 2020 @ 5:42 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020168018. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020168018. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147 km (91 miles). The 3.79-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:42:51 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.4135° West, 18.3456° North, depth 147 km.

Close 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, Guaymate, La Romana. Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz de El Seibo (c. 23 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 20 km E of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.79 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4135° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3456° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km E 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 2020-06-16 17:42:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-16 18:22:29 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 221 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 ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.1713 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 265 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 pr2020168018 Id of event.
Event Code 2020168018 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020168018, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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