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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Guantanamo in Cuba



Earthquake location 19.7045S, -75.3341WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Guantanamo in Cuba. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.04 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 21.04 km, -75.3341° West, 19.7045° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 13:08:14 / January 24, 2016 @ 1:08 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:08:14 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gx2. Id of event: us10004gx2.

Country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Río Guayabal de Yateras (c. 25 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Palma Soriano, Río Guayabal de Yateras, San Luis.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km SSW of Guantanamo, Cuba.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.3341° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7045° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSW of Guantanamo, Cuba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-24 13:08:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 23:31:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 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 276 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 0.305 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us10004gx2 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gx2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gx2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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