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Minor earthquake, 3.88 mag has occurred near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.155S, -68.825WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Event id: pr2020312011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cbwy, pr2020312011. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:02:56 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/11/20 / 2020-11-07 20:02:56 / November 7, 2020 @ 8:02 pm. Exact location of event, depth 123 km, -68.825° West, 18.155° North.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boca Chica, Los Llanos, Hato Mayor del Rey (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km SW of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.88 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.155° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 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 2020-11-07 20:02:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-09 10:57:06 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 232 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 17 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5706 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 249 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 pr2020312011 Id of event.
Event Code 2020312011 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cbwy,pr2020312011, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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