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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 31 km N of Matanzas, Cuba

Earthquake location 23.3233S, -81.629WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Matanzas in Cuba on Saturday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:41:32 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 03:41:32 / July 30, 2017 @ 3:41 am. Event id: us2000a2m2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a2m2. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -81.629° West, 23.3233° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quivicán, Bejucal, Perico (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Havana (c. 2 163 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Diez de Octubre (c. 227 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arroyo Naranjo (c. 210 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Arroyo Naranjo (c. 210 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Boyeros (c. 188 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Habana del Este (c. 178 000 pop).

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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 31 km N of Matanzas, Cuba.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -81.629° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 23.3233° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km N of Matanzas, Cuba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-30 03:41:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-30 03:59:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 1.375 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us2000a2m2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a2m2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a2m2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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