Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 51 km south of George Town, Cayman Islands, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Caribbean Sea, 51 km south of George Town, Cayman Islands, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 21 km depth

25 Nov 17:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 10 minutes.
Update Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 17:06
Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes near George Town, Cayman Islands
5.1 quake 25 Nov 11:50 am (GMT -5)
5.1 quake 25 Nov 11:50 am (GMT -5)
Just 16 minutes ago, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck near Bodden Town, Cayman Islands. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Wednesday 25 November 2020 at 11.50 am local time, at a shallow depth of 21 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Bodden Town (pop. 10,300) located 47 km from the epicenter, East End (pop. 1,600) 51 km away, George Town (pop. 29,400) 51 km away, North Side (pop. 1,200) 55 km away, and West Bay (pop. 11,300) 61 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Nov 2020 16:50:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.852°N / 81.219°W (Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) S of Bodden Town (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of East End (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSE of George Town (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of West Bay (pop: 11,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 29.5°C (85 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.121 km53 Km Al Sur De Islas Caimán, Cayman IslandsINETER
M 4.410 km49 Km S of George Town, Cayman IslandsUSGS
M 4.410 kmCAYMAN ISLANDS REGIONEMSC

User reports for this quake (20)

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61.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s : light to moderate shake for about 30 sec or so. decent little quake but, nothing close to the bigger ones we had earlier this year. Either way nice wake up call. | 3 users found this interesting.
George Town, Grand Cayman / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Felt the building shake, I felt queasy. I'm on the 4th floor. | 4 users found this interesting.
Caymana Bay, Grand Vayman (56.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Felt office chair moving side to side for 2-3 seconds. Several people in the 2nd floor office felt it. | One user found this interesting.
51.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt : Didn’t feel a thing. Many also around here saying the same | 2 users found this interesting.
49.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating
28 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
49.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
52.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Seven Mile Beach (57.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Seven mile beach / Violent shaking (MMI IX) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) : I was terrified.
East End / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bodden Town, Grand Cayman / not felt
Bodden town cayman islands / not felt
George Town / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
George Town, Cayman Islands / not felt
George Town Grand Cayman / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Camana Bay / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Elgin Avenue / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
George Town / not felt
George Town, Grand Cayman / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Caribbean Sea, 51 km south of George Town, Cayman Islands, 25 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT -5)

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Caribbean Sea, 51 km south of George Town, Cayman Islands, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 11:50 am (GMT -5)

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