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Strong earthquake 6.5 mag, 53 km SE of East End, Cayman Islands

Earthquake location 18.923S, -80.803WA earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from East End in Cayman Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -80.803 West, latitude 18.923 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:55:14 / 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). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 21:55:14 / January 28, 2020 @ 9:55 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pt20028002. Event ids that are associated: at00q4u7k4, pt20028002.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was West Bay, George Town, Bodden Town. Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from George Town (c. 29 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from West Bay (c. 11 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bodden Town (c. 10 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Cayman Islands (c. 44 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 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 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -80.803° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.923° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km 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 21:55:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-28 22:02:14 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 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 650 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 14 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143.99998848 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt20028002 Id of event.
Event Code 20028002 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00q4u7k4,pt20028002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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