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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Dondo in Mozambique



Earthquake location -19.4012S, 34.5012WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Dondo in Mozambique on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/06/17 / 2017-06-24 02:37:15 / June 24, 2017 @ 2:37 am. 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: us20009pf9. Unique identifier: us20009pf9. The temblor was detected at 04:37:15 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 34.5012 East, latitude -19.4012 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Mozambique (c. 22 061 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chimoio, Beira, Dondo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Beira (c. 530 600 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Chimoio (c. 256 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Dondo (c. 78 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km NW of Dondo, Mozambique.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 34.5012° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.4012° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NW of Dondo, Mozambique Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-24 02:37:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-24 02:57:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.17 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 520 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 7.29 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009pf9 Id of event.
Event Code 20009pf9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009pf9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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