A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k4k. Id of event: us70007k4k. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.7422 West, latitude 18.7348 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 23:08:34 / January 28, 2020 @ 11:08 pm. The temblor was reported at 18:08:34 / 6:08 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was George Town, Bodden Town (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km SSE of East End, Cayman Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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