A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 7.32 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 15:12:34 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 7.32 km, -76.0753° West, 19.7735° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 20:12:34 / January 21, 2016 @ 8:12 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004g67. Unique identifier: us10004g67.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Urbano Noris, Bayamo, Jiguaní (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Urbano Noris (c. 43 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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