A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Zouerate in Mauritania. Exact location, longitude -12.3252° West, latitude 22.5846° North, depth = 13.4 km. Event id: us20005c9v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005c9v. The temblor was detected at 16:34:02 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 13.4 km (8 miles). Global time and date of event 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 16:34:02 / March 22, 2016 @ 4:34 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Zouérat (c. 38 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mauritania (c. 3 205 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zouérat.
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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 19 km SE of Zouerate, Mauritania.
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