A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Bodden Town in Cayman Islands on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 18:16:53 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70007tam. Event ids that are associated: us70007tam. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 23:16:53 / February 19, 2020 @ 11:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -81.1843° West, latitude 18.8356° North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town. Nearby country/countries, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km S of Bodden Town, Cayman Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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