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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Cuba region



Earthquake location 19.6811S, -75.4757WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Cuba region kilometers (0 miles) from Cuba region. The temblor was reported at 04:56:27 / 4:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 04:56:27 / April 25, 2017 @ 4:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, -75.4757° West, 19.6811° North, depth 22.64 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008ktw. Unique identifier: us10008ktw. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.64 km (14 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Río Guayabal de Yateras (c. 25 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Guayabal de Yateras, Palma Soriano, San Luis (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Cuba region. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -75.4757° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.6811° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Cuba region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-25 04:56:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-25 20:55:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 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 273 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 0.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us10008ktw Id of event.
Event Code 10008ktw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ktw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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