A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Sikonge in Tanzania on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 14:29:33 / August 17, 2016 @ 2:29 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 32.9846° East, -6.3527° South. Id of earthquake: us10006ft6. Event ids that are associated: us10006ft6. The earthquake occurred 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 17:29:33 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Sikonge (c. 27 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sikonge.
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. 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 struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km SSE of Sikonge, Tanzania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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