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Major earthquake, 7.7 mag has occurred near Lucea in Jamaica

Earthquake location 19.44S, -78.7545WA major earthquake magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 125 kilometers (78 miles) from Lucea in Jamaica. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 19:10:25 / January 28, 2020 @ 7:10 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:10:25 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -78.7545 West, latitude 19.44 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20028001, us60007idc. Unique identifier: us60007idc.

Event epicenter was 139 km (86 miles) from Montego Bay (c. 82 900 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Niquero (c. 18 800 pop), 158 km (98 miles) from Media Luna (c. 16 700 pop), 151 km (94 miles) from Savanna-la-Mar (c. 16 600 pop), 156 km (97 miles) from Falmouth (c. 7 800 pop), 126 km (78 miles) from Lucea (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Media Luna, Falmouth, Savanna-la-Mar. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop), Jamaica (c. 2 847 000 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 125 km NNW of Lucea, Jamaica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.7545° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.44° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 125km NNW of Lucea, Jamaica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-28 19:10:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-28 19:34:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 157 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.9 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 1036 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 ,pt,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 1.671 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007idc Id of event.
Event Code 60007idc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20028001,us60007idc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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