A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 112 km SSW of George Town, Cayman Islands (70 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -81.5808° West, 18.2942° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 23:35:09 / April 8, 2017 @ 11:35 pm. The temblor was picked up at 18:35:09 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fy7. Id of event: us10008fy7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 112 km SSW of George Town, Cayman Islands.
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