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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 36 km S of El Cobre, Cuba



Earthquake location 19.7189S, -75.9835WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.9835° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7189° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km S 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 2016-01-21 03:09:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 03:22:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 0.847 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us10004fz0 Id of event.
Event Code 10004fz0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fz0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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