A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from George Town in Cayman Islands. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:37:31 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -81.3893 West, latitude 18.7353 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008g44. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008g44. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 19:37:31 / March 25, 2020 @ 7:37 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was West Bay, Bodden Town, George Town.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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