A 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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