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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 30 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba



Earthquake location 19.7806S, -76.0123WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.0123° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7806° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SSW 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 2016-01-17 06:48:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 07:02:45 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 326 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 0.86 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 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 us10004f52 Id of event.
Event Code 10004f52 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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