A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Misasi in Tanzania on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 09:55:35 / May 25, 2017 @ 9:55 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:55:35 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008v9j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008v9j. Exact location, longitude 32.8929° East, latitude -3.0535° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Mwanza (c. 436 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shinyanga (c. 107 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Geita (c. 40 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kahama (c. 36 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Misungwi (c. 35 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kasamwa (c. 27 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isaka, Kahama, Shinyanga (min 5000 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km WSW of Misasi, Tanzania.
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