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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 24 km ENE of Salima, Malawi

Earthquake location -13.6696S, 34.6596WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Salima in Malawi on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 34.6596 East, latitude -13.6696 South, depth = 36.08 km. Id of earthquake: us20003fb4. Event ids that are associated: us20003fb4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/15 / 2015-08-15 07:33:29 / August 15, 2015 @ 7:33 am. The temblor was reported at 09:33:29 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.08 km (22 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nkhotakota, Dedza, Ntchisi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Lichinga (c. 109 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Salima (c. 30 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nkhotakota (c. 24 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Dedza (c. 15 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Monkey Bay (c. 11 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ntchisi (c. 7 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop), Mozambique (c. 22 061 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km ENE of Salima, Malawi. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 34.6596° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.6696° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ENE of Salima, Malawi Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-15 07:33:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-12 11:56:05 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 0 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 298 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 6.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us20003fb4 Id of event.
Event Code 20003fb4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003fb4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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