A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba. The temblor was reported at 03:30:24 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f5j. Id of event: us10004f5j. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 08:30:24 / January 17, 2016 @ 8:30 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.1348 West, latitude 19.6849 North, depth = 10 km. 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).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Bartolomé Masó (c. 53 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Urbano Noris (c. 43 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cauto Cristo, Urbano Noris, Bartolomé Masó (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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