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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near El Cobre in Cuba

Earthquake location 19.7236S, -75.9807WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 19.57 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -75.9807 West, latitude 19.7236 North, depth = 19.57 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:50:45 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100032vb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100032vb. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/07/15 / 2015-07-28 00:50:45 / July 28, 2015 @ 12:50 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jiguaní, Guisa, Contramaestre (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Jiguaní (c. 41 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guisa (c. 18 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 36 km S of El Cobre, Cuba.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.9807° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7236° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km S of El Cobre, Cuba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-28 00:50:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-21 05:41:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 259 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100032vb Id of event.
Event Code 100032vb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100032vb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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