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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Kasulu in Tanzania

Earthquake location -4.2347S, 30.4912WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Kasulu in Tanzania. Event id: us20009p9p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009p9p. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 30.4912° East, -4.2347° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:54:26 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 13:54:26 / June 18, 2017 @ 1:54 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ruyigi, Makamba, Kibondo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Ruyigi (c. 38 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kasulu (c. 37 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kibondo (c. 28 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Rutana (c. 20 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Makamba (c. 19 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mabamba (c. 14 100 pop). Close country/countries, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km NE of Kasulu, Tanzania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 30.4912° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -4.2347° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km NE of Kasulu, Tanzania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-18 13:54:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-28 19:34:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 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 298 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 3.617 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us20009p9p Id of event.
Event Code 20009p9p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p9p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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