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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 59 km north of Puerto Padre, Las Tunas, Cuba, on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 6:33 am (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 59 km north of Puerto Padre, Las Tunas, Cuba, on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 6:33 am (GMT -5) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Atlantic Ocean, 59 km north of Puerto Padre, Las Tunas, Cuba, on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 6:33 am (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Nov 11:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
8 Nov 11:54: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Tue, 8 Nov 2022, 12:00

Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.0 just reported 59 km north of Puerto Padre, Cuba

5.0 quake 8 Nov 6:33 am (GMT -5)
5.0 quake 8 Nov 6:33 am (GMT -5)
Just 26 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Padre, Las Tunas, Cuba. The tremor was recorded early morning on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022, at 6:33 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 5.0, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.0.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Puerto Padre (pop. 76,800) located 59 km from the epicenter, Jesus Menéndez (pop. 51,000) 61 km away, Manati (pop. 13,300) 64 km away, Gibara (pop. 27,600) 77 km away, Nuevitas (pop. 54,000) 82 km away, Holguin (pop. 319,100) 95 km away, and Victoria (pop. 203,700) 96 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 8, 2022 11:33:39 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 8, 2022 at 6:33 am (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude21.7125°N / 76.489°W (North Atlantic Ocean, Cuba)
Antipode21.713°S / 103.511°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt11 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities59 km (37 mi) N of Puerto Padre (pop: 76,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) N of Jesus Menéndez (pop: 51,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) NNW of Gibara (pop: 27,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) ENE of Nuevitas (pop: 54,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) NNW of Holguin (pop: 319,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) NNE of Victoria (pop: 203,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
200 km (124 mi) NNW of Santiago de Cuba (pop: 555,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
626 km (389 mi) ESE of La Habana (pop: 2,163,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
235 km (146 mi) E of Cuba Island (pop: 11,167,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 27°C (81 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.010 kmCuba RegionUSGS
5.010 kmCUBA REGIONEMSC
5.010 kmCuba RegionRaspberryShake
5.210 kmCuba RegionGFZ
5.010 kmCuba RegionIRIS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Mount Denham, Jamaica (MTDJ/CU network) | Distance from quake: 403 km / 250 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Mount Denham, Jamaica: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.1-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (11)

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Puerto Padre las tunas (55.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : ???????????? yo estqba acostada y sacudio l cama y todos los pomos de mi armario , no solo lo senti yo mis vecinos tambien | 3 users found this interesting.  
Jesus menendez. Las tunas. Cuba (123.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Estaba acostada y senti d repente Una sacudida en cuestiones de segundos | 3 users found this interesting.  
En Puerto padre, Las tunas, Cuba (58.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Rare | 3 users found this interesting.  
Holguin cuba (97.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Ayy q miedo es lo unico q dije mientras todo temblaba | 3 users found this interesting.  
near Gibara, Holguín (89.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Felt the bed and the walls shake | 3 users found this interesting.  
Nuevitas / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Se movió la cama | 2 users found this interesting.  
Playa Esmeralda (92.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Bett hat gewackelt. Tür vom Bad hat gewackelt.  
Guardalavaca (94.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
Guardalavaca (92.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Puerto Padre / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Pompano beach / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 17, 2022 06:40
6 weeks ago - felt
4.8

10 km
North Atlantic Ocean, 70 km N of Puerto Padre, Las Tunas, CubaMore

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