A 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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