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Earthquake: M 5.1 quake strikes near Karonga in Malawi



Earthquake location -9.9439S, 33.8562WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (mg/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Karonga in Malawi. The temblor was reported at 09:47:36 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 14.96 km (9 miles). Global time of event 2014-12-31 07:47:36 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 33.8562 East, latitude -9.9439 South, depth 14.96 km.

Close countries, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Katumba (c. 108 600 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Karonga (c. 34 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Kyela (c. 30 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tukuyu (c. 28 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kiwira (c. 21 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manda, Itumba, Kiwira.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 33.8562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.9439° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km W of Karonga, Malawi Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2014-12-31 19:47:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-12-31 20:05:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources us A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 7.661 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000tb03 Id of event.
Event Code c000tb03 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000tb03 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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