A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:44:01 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60007mkv. Event ids that are associated: us60007mkv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.9677 West, latitude 18.8737 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 14:44:01 / February 1, 2020 @ 2:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SSE of East End, Cayman Islands.
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