A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Nsunga in Tanzania. Exact location, longitude 31.5683° East, latitude -1.0286° South, depth = 10 km. 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). The temblor was detected at 15:27:29 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006nkx. Unique identifier: us10006nkx. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/09/16 / 2016-09-10 12:27:29 / September 10, 2016 @ 12:27 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bwizibwera, Mbarara, Muleba (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 113 km (70 miles) from Mbarara (c. 97 500 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from Bwizibwera (c. 79 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Bukoba (c. 70 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Masaka (c. 65 400 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Nsunga (c. 20 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nshamba (c. 19 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Katerero (c. 18 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kamachumu (c. 15 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km ENE of Nsunga, Tanzania.
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