A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Tanga in Tanzania. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.98 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 39.2566 East, latitude -5.0291 South, depth = 14.98 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 09:54:40 / February 5, 2017 @ 9:54 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kgz. Unique identifier: us20008kgz. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:54:40 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Tanga (c. 224 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Maramba (c. 26 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Wete (c. 26 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Chake Chake (c. 21 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Muheza (c. 17 000 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mlalo (c. 15 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Sawa Sawa (c. 13 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mkokotoni, Nungwi, Gazi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Kenya (c. 40 047 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel the quake?
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: 17 km ENE of Tanga, Tanzania.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.