A earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -80.803 West, latitude 18.923 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:55:14 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near East End in Cayman Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 21:55:14 / January 28, 2020 @ 9:55 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pt20028002. Event ids that are associated: at00q4u7k4, pt20028002.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town. Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km SE of East End, Cayman Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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