A 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.
Did you feel anything?
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.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.