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Minor earthquake, 3.55 mag strikes near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.1566S, -68.3695WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.55 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Global time and date of event 17/11/20 / 2020-11-17 11:36:31 / November 17, 2020 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020322012. Event ids that are associated: pr2020322012. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92 km (57 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.3695° West, 18.1566° North, depth 92 km. The temblor was detected at 11:36:31 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 35 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.55 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3695° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.1566° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35 km SE 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 2020-11-17 11:36:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-17 12:05:13 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 194 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 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.3575 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 228 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 pr2020322012 Id of event.
Event Code 2020322012 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2020322012, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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