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Minor earthquake, 3.66 mag strikes near San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.4408S, -68.804WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.66 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma in Dominican Republic. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2024149002. Unique identifier: pr2024149002. The 3.66-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:26:37 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.804° West, 18.4408° North, depth 84 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/24 / 2024-05-28 23:26:37 / May 28, 2024 @ 11:26 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Valle, Boca Chica, Los Llanos (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-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.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km W of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.66 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.804° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4408° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km W of San Rafael del 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 2024-05-28 23:26:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-29 00:03:28 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 206 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 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4289 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 pr2024149002 Id of event.
Event Code 2024149002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2024149002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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