A 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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