A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004fz0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004fz0. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 03:09:39 / January 21, 2016 @ 3:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 22:09:39 / 10:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -75.9835 West, latitude 19.7189 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jiguaní, Guisa, Contramaestre. Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Jiguaní (c. 41 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guisa (c. 18 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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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: 36 km S of El Cobre, Cuba.
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