A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Utete in Tanzania. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.91 km (8 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:35:24 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 12.91 km, 38.1074° East, -8.1596° South. Unique identifier: us20008t5l. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008t5l. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 10:35:24 / March 19, 2017 @ 10:35 am.
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Ikwiriri (c. 13 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Utete (c. 11 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kisanga (c. 11 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ikwiriri, Kisanga, Utete (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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