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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near East End in Cayman Islands

Earthquake location 18.9592S, -80.6849WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 59 kilometers (37 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:16:09 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 22:16:09 / January 28, 2020 @ 10:16 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60007ije. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007ije. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -80.6849 West, latitude 18.9592 North, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). 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).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km SE of East End, Cayman Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.6849° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km SE 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 2020-01-28 22:16:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-28 23:05:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 298 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 3.075 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us60007ije Id of event.
Event Code 60007ije An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007ije, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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