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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near East End in Cayman Islands

Earthquake location 19.0168S, -80.5018WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -80.5018 West, latitude 19.0168 North, depth = 7 km. Unique identifier: us100044bb. Ids that are associated to the event: us100044bb. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:19:57 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 20:19:57 / December 5, 2015 @ 8:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bodden Town (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 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 has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km ESE of East End, Cayman Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.5018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.0168° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km ESE 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 2015-12-05 20:19:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-06 00:32:48 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 3.4 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 0.759 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us100044bb Id of event.
Event Code 100044bb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100044bb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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