A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Santiago de Cuba in Cuba on Thursday. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:58:22 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 18:58:22 / August 3, 2017 @ 6:58 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a4a6. Unique identifier: us2000a4a6. Exact location of earthquake, -75.4845° West, 19.621° North, depth 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palma Soriano, San Luis, Guantánamo.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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