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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near East End in Cayman Islands

Earthquake location 18.9374S, -80.8676WA 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 47 km SSE of East End, Cayman Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.8676° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9374° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SSE 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 2020-03-23 16:52:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-23 17:26:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 285 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 3.239 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us70008elc Id of event.
Event Code 70008elc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008elc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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