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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 53 km SSE of Baracoa, Cuba



Earthquake location 19.8816S, -74.3578WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Baracoa in Cuba. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006u8f. Unique identifier: us10006u8f. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 23:06:48 / September 30, 2016 @ 11:06 pm. Exact location, longitude -74.3578° West, latitude 19.8816° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 19:06:48 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Baracoa (c. 48 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Maisí (c. 28 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Río Guayabal de Yateras (c. 25 800 pop). Close country/countries, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guantánamo, Río Guayabal de Yateras, Baracoa (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 53 km SSE of Baracoa, Cuba.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.3578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.8816° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km SSE of Baracoa, Cuba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-30 23:06:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-30 23:23:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 385 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 0.71 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us10006u8f Id of event.
Event Code 10006u8f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006u8f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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