A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba. Unique identifier: us10004f52. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004f52. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 06:48:09 / January 17, 2016 @ 6:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.24 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:48:09 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -76.0123° West, 19.7806° North, depth 8.24 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cueto, Bayamo, Guantánamo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Urbano Noris (c. 43 900 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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