A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Bodden Town in Cayman Islands on Sunday. Event id: us2000c238. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c238. The temblor was detected at 09:58:04 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -81.1619° West, 18.8838° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/12/17 / 2017-12-03 14:58:04 / December 3, 2017 @ 2:58 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 45 km SSE of Bodden Town, Cayman Islands.
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