A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Baracoa in Cuba on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 02:46:59 / January 24, 2020 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60007ed9. Event ids that are associated: us60007ed9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.7103 West, latitude 19.9394 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:46:59 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Guantánamo (c. 272 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Moa (c. 92 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Baracoa (c. 48 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Maisí (c. 28 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Río Guayabal de Yateras (c. 25 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sagua de Tánamo (c. 18 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sagua de Tánamo, Moa, Maisí.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 50 km SSW of Baracoa, Cuba.
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