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Published 18th April 2010, 1:29pm

HMCI can confirm that two small tremors have been detected on the local seismographs on Saturday evening.

Both events have subsequently been posted on the U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) website with the following information:

The first event is as follows:

Magnitude: 4.5 Mb (A light earthquake)
Event Date & Time: 2010/04/17 22:24:49.100 GMT-05:00
Coordinates: 18.115 N, 81.676 W
Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)

84 miles (135 km) SSW of GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands
85 miles (137 km) SSW of Bodden Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
89 miles (143 km) S of West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
291 miles (468 km) SSW of Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos, Cuba

The second event is as follows:

Magnitude: 4.8 Mb (A light earthquake)
Event Date & Time: 2010/04/17 20:38:27.000 GMT-05:00
Coordinates: 17.958 N, 81.619 W Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)

94 miles (151 km) S of GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands
94 miles (152 km) SSW of Bodden Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
99 miles (160 km) S of West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
300 miles (483 km) SSW of Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos, Cuba

These were light earthquakes and it is unlikely that residents even felt the tremors. There are no reports of damage.

HMCI will continue to monitor.