A 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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