A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 16:52:38 / March 23, 2020 @ 4:52 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -80.8676° West, latitude 18.9374° North, depth = 9.27 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.27 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:52:38 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008elc. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008elc.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 55 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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