A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Khorixas in Namibia on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 13:04:00 / 1:04 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004y57. Event ids that are associated: us20004y57. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 11:04:00 / February 3, 2016 @ 11:04 am. Exact location of earthquake, 14.5844° East, -20.1301° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Khorixas (c. 12 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorixas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Namibia (c. 2 128 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 47 km WNW of Khorixas, Namibia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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