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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag was detected near Moijabana in Botswana



Earthquake location -22.6207S, 25.1532WA earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 131 km W of Moijabana, Botswana (81 miles). Global time and date of event 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 17:40:15 / April 3, 2017 @ 5:40 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 25.1532° East, latitude -22.6207° South, depth = 11.6 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.6 km (7 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:40:15 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008e3k. Event ids that are associated: us10008e3k.

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 131 km W of Moijabana, Botswana. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 25.1532° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.6207° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 131km W of Moijabana, Botswana Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-03 17:40:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-03 18:05:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 107 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 699 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 2.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 25 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008e3k Id of event.
Event Code 10008e3k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008e3k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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