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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 29 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba

Earthquake location 19.7933S, -76.0399WA 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.0399° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7933° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 06:37:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-17 06:59:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 355 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 0.884 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us10004f4x Id of event.
Event Code 10004f4x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f4x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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