A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 133 km W of Moijabana, Botswana (83 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 23:16:22 / April 3, 2017 @ 11:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:16:22 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.91 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 25.1258° East, latitude -22.5758° South, depth = 15.91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fja. Id of event: us10008fja.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 133 km W of Moijabana, Botswana.
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