Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 32 km north of Corralillo, Villa Clara, Cuba, on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11:26 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 32 km north of Corralillo, Villa Clara, Cuba, on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11:26 GMT Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 32 km north of Corralillo, Villa Clara, Cuba, on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11:26 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Mar 11:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 9, 2014 11:26:18 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.8
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude23.25°N / 80.69°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Cuba)
Antipode23.25°S / 99.31°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt33 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities32 km (20 mi) NNW of Corralillo (pop: 51,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Cardenas (pop: 98,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Colon (pop: 63,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Perico (pop: 24,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) NE of Jovellanos (pop: 47,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) NW of Sagua la Grande (pop: 62,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) NNE of Jagüey Grande (pop: 54,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) ENE of Matanzas (pop: 146,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (74 mi) NW of Santa Clara (pop: 250,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
174 km (108 mi) E of La Habana (pop: 2,163,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
247 km (153 mi) NW of Cuba Island (pop: 11,167,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.810 km CUBA REGIONEMSC
4.79.4 km27km NW of Corralillo, CubaUSGS

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Varadero, Cuba (2218.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : woke up from my sleep. No damages reported in the hotel  
Blau marina resort. / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nova Scotia/ Was on first floor in a condo in Vara / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was in Varadero in a condo on the first floor in the bathroom on toilet, toilet seat moved, shower rod and curtain. Slight ground movement. Was very quick. I had experienced an earthquake before in Ottawa and was familiar with the feeling. Felt I knew rig  
calgary / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken by the tremor in a resort in Varadero Cuba...having never experienced a quake/tremor before, did not immediately know what was up. Rumble and building shook. Nothing displaced in our suite. Short duration.  
I was woken up by the earthquake March 9, 2014 in (2571.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Big Pine Key FL 33043 (173.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Duration approx. 20 seconds. Dog did not alert.  
vare / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In a resort in Varadero Cuba. Awoke to bed moving back and forth. Similar to experience in Toronto some 10 yrs ago  
Little Torch Key, Florida USA 33042 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 03/09/14 0726 Hrs EDT: A "sonic boom-like" concusion followed by my elevated (9'-0" above grade), single family home swaying slightly from east to west (home oriented on a North/South axis). Motion lasted for perhaps three(3)to four(4)seconds. No distur  
Key west / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : I felt it this am. Room shook stopped them brief shaking again. It startled me  
Big pine Key (182.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : House felt like it was hit by something large- one hard jolt felt while being a lazy oaf in bed.  
Englewood Florida / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Bed shook for 10-15 seconds.   
Fort lauderdale, zip code 33304 / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Live on the 5th floor. Sitting on sofa, legs crossed, my foot moved without my doing it. My spouse was sleeping and the mouvement of the bed woke him.  
Cudjoe key, FL / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Marathon, Florida / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke up from sleeping. Thought my significant other was having a nightmare.  
Punta Gorda / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 13 story tower, felt significant shaking, rattled all the blinds, sloshed water in the water cooler. Lasted around a whole minute.  
Big Pine Key, Florida / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Myself and two other guests were awakened by our beds shaking. We were all in different rooms of my home in Big Pine Key, Florida.  
key west / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Ft myers! FLORIDA 10th floor condo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was in bed, thought I was getting dizzy till I saw the fan which was off! move. 2nd one.  
Key colony beach (166.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ft Lauderdale, fl / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was reading and suddenly had a weird sensation of movement . Looked up from paper and saw top of TV has slight sway. Felt one more after original . Live 9th floor in high rise   
Punta Gorda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Naples floria (355.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : lived in LA, know what an earthquake feels like, felt 18 story condo building swaying, chandelier swaying, scared me to death  
Key west lf / Light shaking (MMI IV)
3930 S Roosevelt Blvd , key west Florida 33040 / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Right around 7:30 am I felt my bed shake- vibrate & both my bedroom closet doors shook- vibrated as well! It freaked me out! Was pretty alarming actually!   
3930 S Roosevelt Blvd / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : Right around 7:30 am I felt my bed shake- vibrate & both my bedroom closet doors shook- vibrated as well! It freaked me out! Was pretty alarming actually!   
Sugarloaf, FL / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Marathon Shores, FL / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Marathon, FL / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I sleep on the upper floor of a concrete house on concrete pilings. I was awakened Sunday 09 March 2014 at 0726 EDT by a low rumbling sound and perceptible vibration spreading through the house. After I awoke, the rumbling sounds and vibrations continued   
Big Pine Key / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me up. The house was swaying, pictures and windows were rattling. It's a stilt house, so this was on the equivalent in the 2nd floor.  
Marathon, fl (167.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Varadero, Cuba / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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