A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 24 km E of Kaputa, Zambia (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.7 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 12:02:21 / February 27, 2017 @ 12:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us100087i7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087i7. Exact location of event, longitude 29.8825 East, latitude -8.4814 South, depth = 37.7 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:02:21 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km E of Kaputa, Zambia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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