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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Nsanje in Malawi



Earthquake location -17.8742S, 35.5447WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 109 km SSE of Nsanje, Malawi (68 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 16:43:38 / February 10, 2017 @ 4:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008iz7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iz7. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:43:38 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 35.5447 East, latitude -17.8742 South, depth = 10 km.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 109 km SSE of Nsanje, Malawi.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 35.5447° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8742° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 109km SSE of Nsanje, Malawi Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-10 16:43:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 17:17:13 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 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 416 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 10.069 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us20008iz7 Id of event.
Event Code 20008iz7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008iz7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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