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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near East End in Cayman Islands

Earthquake location 18.8578S, -80.6191WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -80.6191° West, 18.8578° North, depth 9.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007ign. Unique identifier: us60007ign. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.37 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:32:56 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 19:32:56 / January 28, 2020 @ 7:32 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was George Town, Bodden Town. Nearby country/countries, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 71 km SE of East End, Cayman Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.6191° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.8578° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km 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 19:32:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-28 21:36:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 58 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 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 346 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 2.993 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007ign Id of event.
Event Code 60007ign An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007ign, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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