A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 01:37:27 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 06:37:27 / January 17, 2016 @ 6:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.0399 West, latitude 19.7933 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10004f4x. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004f4x.
Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Urbano Noris (c. 43 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cauto Cristo, Cueto, Guantánamo.
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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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