A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from El Cobre in Cuba. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:47:13 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -76.3795 West, latitude 19.6839 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 20:47:13 / May 17, 2020 @ 8:47 pm. Event id: us70009j48. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009j48. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cauto Cristo, Yara, Bayamo. Nearby country/countries, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Santiago de Cuba (c. 555 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bayamo (c. 192 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Palma Soriano (c. 102 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Contramaestre (c. 70 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Luis (c. 67 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Bartolomé Masó (c. 53 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Jiguaní (c. 41 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 60 km SW of El Cobre, Cuba.
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