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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag strikes near East End in Cayman Islands

Earthquake location 18.9457S, -80.7142WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 21:55:16 / January 28, 2020 @ 9:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -80.7142° West, latitude 18.9457° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00q4u7k4, pt20028002, us60007iig. Id of event: us60007iig. The temblor was reported at 16:55:16 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near East End in Cayman Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 57 km SE of East End, Cayman Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.7142° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9457° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km 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 21:55:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-28 22:15:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 1 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 578 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 ,at,pt,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 3.099 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us60007iig Id of event.
Event Code 60007iig An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q4u7k4,pt20028002,us60007iig, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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