A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba. The temblor was reported at 03:17:35 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 08:17:35 / January 17, 2016 @ 8:17 am. Exact location of event, longitude -76.0901 West, latitude 19.8171 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f5e. Unique identifier: us10004f5e. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cacocum, Báguanos, Yara. Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Bartolomé Masó (c. 53 000 pop). Close country/countries, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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