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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Chipinge in Zimbabwe



Earthquake location -21.4829S, 33.2848WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 158 km SSE of Chipinge, Zimbabwe (98 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rrf. Unique identifier: us10006rrf. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 20:06:11 / September 22, 2016 @ 8:06 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 33.2848° East, -21.4829° South. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:06:11 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 158 km SSE of Chipinge, Zimbabwe. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 33.2848° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.4829° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 158km SSE of Chipinge, Zimbabwe Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-22 20:06:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-22 20:26:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.1 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 465 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.011 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006rrf Id of event.
Event Code 10006rrf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rrf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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