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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near El Cobre in Cuba

Earthquake location 19.7306S, -76.0736WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba on Monday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:05:53 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004h43. Id of event: us10004h43. Global time and date of event 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 18:05:53 / January 25, 2016 @ 6:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.0736 West, latitude 19.7306 North, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guantánamo, Cauto Cristo, Urbano Noris (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Urbano Noris (c. 43 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.0736° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7306° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSW 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 2016-01-25 18:05:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-25 18:24:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 355 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 0.927 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us10004h43 Id of event.
Event Code 10004h43 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004h43, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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