A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 15:22:30 / January 21, 2018 @ 3:22 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.85 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000cm51. Event ids that are associated: us2000cm51. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.5429 West, latitude 18.9372 North, depth = 7.85 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:22:30 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bodden Town. Close country/countries, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 occurred nearby.
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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: 72 km ESE of East End, Cayman Islands.
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