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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 50 km SSW of Baracoa, Cuba

Earthquake location 19.9394S, -74.7103WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.7103° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.9394° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSW of Baracoa, Cuba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-24 02:46:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-24 03:07:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 272 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.377 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007ed9 Id of event.
Event Code 60007ed9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007ed9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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