A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Chirundu in Zimbabwe on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 28.5553° East, -16.0456° South, depth 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:05:26 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 03:05:26 / January 9, 2016 @ 3:05 am. Id of earthquake: us10004d22. Event ids that are associated: us10004d22.
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Lusaka (c. 1 267 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mazabuka (c. 64 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kafue (c. 47 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Kariba (c. 25 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Siavonga (c. 18 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Nakambala (c. 10 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chongwe (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Zambia (c. 13 460 000 pop), Zimbabwe (c. 11 652 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mazabuka, Nakambala, Chongwe (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 has occurred nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km W of Chirundu, Zimbabwe. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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