A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Botswana kilometers (0 miles) from Botswana. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:37:47 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 02:37:47 / August 12, 2017 @ 2:37 am. Id of earthquake: us2000a7i7. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7i7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 25.7305 East, latitude -23.5687 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Molepolole, Letlhakeng (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Botswana (c. 2 029 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Molepolole (c. 63 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Letlhakeng (c. 6 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: Botswana.
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