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:

Дата & время: 25 Nov 2020 16:50:02 UTC -
Местное время в эпицентре: Среда, 25 ноя 2020 11:50 (GMT -5)
Величина: 5.1
Глубина: 21.0 km
Эпицентр Широта / Долгота: 18.852°N / 81.219°W (Карибское море, Острова Кайман)
Города поблизости:
47 km (29 mi) S of Bodden Town (pop: 10,300) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
51 km (32 mi) SSW of East End (pop: 1,640) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Джорджтаун (George Town) (pop: 29,400) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of West Bay (pop: 11,300) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
350 km (218 mi) W of Монтего-Бей (Ямайка) (pop: 82,900) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
352 km (219 mi) SSW of Тринидад (Куба) (pop: 60,200) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
375 km (233 mi) SSW of Сьенфуэгос (Куба) (pop: 186,600) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
389 km (242 mi) SSW of Санкти-Спиритус (Куба) (pop: 127,100) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
416 km (259 mi) SSW of Санта Клара (Куба) (pop: 250,500) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
420 km (261 mi) SW of Сьего-де-Авила (Куба) (pop: 142,000) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
428 km (266 mi) SW of Cuba Island (pop: 11,167,300) --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
154 km (95 mi) SW of Little Cayman Island --> Найдите близлежащие землетрясения!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 29.5°C (85 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 7 m/s (14 kts) from ENE
Источник данных: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Если вы почувствовали землетрясение (или находитесь рядом с эпицентром), пожалуйста, поделитесь своим опытом и отправьте короткое сообщение "Я почувствовал это землетрясение"! Остальным пользователям будет интересно узнать об этом!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. Вы можете использовать геоданные вашего устройства или карту, чтобы уточнить, где вы находились во время землетрясения. Спасибо большое!

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.
M 5.121 km53 Km Al Sur De Islas Caimán, Cayman IslandsINETER
M 4.410 km49 Km S of George Town, Cayman IslandsUSGS

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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