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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near East End in Cayman Islands

Earthquake location 19.0286S, -80.8407WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.39 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70007k50. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k50. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.8407 West, latitude 19.0286 North, depth = 12.39 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 23:09:08 / January 28, 2020 @ 11:09 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:09:08 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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: 41 km SE of East End, Cayman Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.8407° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0286° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km SE of East End, Cayman Islands 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 23:09:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-11 01:50:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 ,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 3.235 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70007k50 Id of event.
Event Code 70007k50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007k50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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