A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 19:41:34 / January 28, 2020 @ 7:41 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60007igs. Event ids that are associated: us60007igs. Exact location, longitude -80.654° West, latitude 18.9848° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:41:34 / 2:41 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was George Town, Bodden Town.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 59 km SE of East End, Cayman Islands.
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