A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Nsunga in Tanzania. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m3k. Unique identifier: us10008m3k. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.3 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 22:28:30 / April 29, 2017 @ 10:28 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 13.3 km, 31.5895° East, -1.1588° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:28:30 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masaka, Muleba, Nshamba. Country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop), Uganda (c. 33 399 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Bukoba (c. 70 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Masaka (c. 65 400 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Nsunga (c. 20 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Nshamba (c. 19 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Katerero (c. 18 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kamachumu (c. 15 700 pop).
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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 21 km E of Nsunga, Tanzania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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