A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.0465 West, latitude 19.7937 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 17:37:10 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 22:37:10 / January 25, 2016 @ 10:37 pm. Unique identifier: us20004uil. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004uil.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Urbano Noris (c. 43 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Urbano Noris, Bayamo, Jiguaní.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 30 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba.
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