A 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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