A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 43 km E of Kaputa, Zambia (27 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.99 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100086sd. Ids that are associated to the event: us100086sd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 00:57:39 / February 24, 2017 @ 12:57 am. Exact location of earthquake, 30.0533° East, -8.4907° South, depth 14.99 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:57:39 / 2:57 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 43 km E of Kaputa, Zambia.
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