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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 91 km ENE of Mocimboa, Mozambique

Earthquake location -10.9261S, 41.0871WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Mocimboa in Mozambique. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10008d53. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008d53. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:37:03 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 20:37:03 / March 29, 2017 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 41.0871° East, latitude -10.9261° South, depth = 10 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mozambique (c. 22 061 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Madimba, Mocímboa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Mocímboa (c. 27 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Madimba (c. 12 500 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 91 km ENE of Mocimboa, Mozambique.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 41.0871° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.9261° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km ENE of Mocimboa, Mozambique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-29 20:37:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-29 20:54:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 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 385 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 9.031 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us10008d53 Id of event.
Event Code 10008d53 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008d53, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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