Major Earthquake Cuba Region 28-Jan-20 (E200281910)

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Derived from EMSC and other event data. See details below.
Automated Preliminary Details – subject to review.

Magnitude 7.4 [subject to review and confirmation]


  • Date-Time: 2020-01-28T19:10:26.100Z (utc)
  • Earthquake location: 19.370°N, 78.810°W
  • Seismic Region: 7 – Caribbean Loop
  • Seismic Geo Area: 85 – Cuba Region
  • Earthquake depth: 10.0 km
  • Tsunamigenic: No. (Not tsunamigenic or unknown at this time)
  • Felt reports?: No
  • Status:
  • Event ID: 824193
  • Version Timestamp :

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  1. 261 km NW of Kingston, Jamaica / pop: 938,000 / local time: 14:10:26.1 2020-01-28
  2. 122 km NW of Lucea, Jamaica / pop: 6,300 / local time: 14:10:26.1 2020-01-28

Event and Aftershocks
This link shows the event and any aftershocks during the following month using the IRIS Earthquake Browser [→] Historical Information
Mag 6+ events in region in the last 20 years ~500 miles radius of the event (Max 100) from IRIS [→]
(The current event may not appear for a few minutes or so after the time.)
The above events in the IRIS Earthquake Browser 3D viewer [→]

Location map

No claim is made as such that there is a connection to earthquake events between the positions of celestial bodies and/or the state of space weather however the data is provided for you to make your own observations on the possibilities and draw your own conclusions.

Celestial Data

View from moon image (Fourmilab) shows you the view of the earth from the moon (centre of the image) at the time of the event.

Lunar Perigee and Apogee

15 ← Perigee → 13 | -1 ← Apogee → 29
Perigee date + distance Apogee date + distance
366720km  N  -3d07h
404445km  F  -7d01h
370258km  F  +6d15h
404578km  N  +6d20h
365963km  F  +3d00h
405389km  N  +4d23h
360463km  F  +1d12h
406276km  N  +2d20h
357122km  F  +0d12h
406688km  N  +0d05h

See Fourmilab for more details

New and Full Moon Times

4 ← New Moon → 26 | 18 ← Full Moon → 12
New Moon dates Full Moon dates
2019-11-26 15:08 2019-12-12 05:15
2019-12-26 05:16 2020-01-10 19:23
2020-01-24 21:44 2020-02-09 07:35
2020-02-23 15:34 2020-03-09 17:49

See Fourmilab for more details

Times of closest conjunctions

1 ← Conjunction → 40
Conj. Date Conj. Time Planet 1. Planet 2.
2019-06-18 17:59:09.4 Mercury Mars
2019-07-05 23:07:46.9 Mercury Mars
2019-08-24 16:54:56.6 Venus Mars
2019-09-03 15:57:28.4 Mercury Mars
2019-09-13 13:02:35.6 Mercury Venus
2019-10-31 04:36:23.9 Mercury Venus
2019-11-24 12:30:45.6 Venus Jupiter
2019-12-11 09:30:08.3 Venus Saturn
2020-01-02 15:08:47.8 Mercury Jupiter
2020-01-12 09:08:47.7 Mercury Saturn
2020-01-27 20:04:57.3 Venus Neptune
2020-03-08 15:37:52.6 Venus Uranus
2020-03-20 10:38:51.0 Mars Jupiter
2020-03-31 17:32:10.6 Mars Saturn
2020-04-04 00:20:16.5 Mercury Neptune
2020-05-01 03:58:13.0 Mercury Uranus
2020-05-18 04:43:15.6 Jupiter Saturn
2020-05-22 09:44:35.4 Mercury Venus
2020-06-13 11:53:27.6 Mars Neptune

See TAU Astronomy Club: Mutual planetary conjunctions and occultations

Orrery at time of earthquake

The Orrery gives the position of the planets at the time of the earthquake, and the ephemeris has been set for the latitude and longitude of the event. The ephemeris shows you the positions of the principal bodies in the Solar System at the selected time, both in celestial coordinates and as seen from the event epicentre.

Space Weather


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