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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Guisa in Cuba

Earthquake location 19.8621S, -76.5937WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Guisa in Cuba. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.03 km (7 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:08:02 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007tmh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007tmh. Exact location of event, depth 11.03 km, -76.5937° West, 19.8621° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/17 / 2017-01-17 09:08:02 / January 17, 2017 @ 9:08 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cueto, Niquero, Cacocum (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Manzanillo (c. 128 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bartolomé Masó (c. 53 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km S of Guisa, Cuba. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -76.5937° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.8621° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km S of Guisa, Cuba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-17 09:08:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-17 09:27:45 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 449 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 1.396 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us10007tmh Id of event.
Event Code 10007tmh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007tmh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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