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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near El Cobre in Cuba

Earthquake location 19.7735S, -76.0753WA 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 33 km SSW of El Cobre, Cuba.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.0753° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.7735° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 2016-01-21 20:12:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 20:11:00 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 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 285 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 0.92 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us10004g67 Id of event.
Event Code 10004g67 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g67, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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