A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 141 km SSW of Letlhakane, Botswana (88 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.0491 East, latitude -22.5955 South, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:55:50 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008egm. Id of event: us10008egm. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 00:55:50 / April 5, 2017 @ 12:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 141 km SSW of Letlhakane, Botswana.
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