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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Niquero in Cuba

Earthquake location 19.4973S, -78.0639WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Niquero in Cuba. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b3mr. Id of event: us6000b3mr. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 19:11:48 / July 24, 2020 @ 7:11 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:11:48 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.07 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -78.0639 West, latitude 19.4973 North, depth = 10.07 km.

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Niquero (c. 18 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Media Luna (c. 16 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cuba (c. 11 423 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Media Luna, Niquero (min 5000 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 79 km SW of Niquero, Cuba.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -78.0639° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.4973° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79 km SW of Niquero, Cuba Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-24 19:11:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-24 19:28:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 400 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 1.36 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000b3mr Id of event.
Event Code 6000b3mr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b3mr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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