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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near Chongwe in Zambia



Earthquake location -15.2614S, 28.5672WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Chongwe in Zambia on Thursday. Global time and date of event 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 09:03:44 / November 2, 2017 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:03:44 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 28.5672 East, latitude -15.2614 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bgxx. Unique identifier: us2000bgxx.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Lusaka (c. 1 267 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kafue (c. 47 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Chongwe (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Zambia (c. 13 460 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kafue, Lusaka, Chongwe (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km WNW of Chongwe, Zambia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.5672° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.2614° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WNW of Chongwe, Zambia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-02 09:03:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-02 20:37:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 241 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 0.366 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us2000bgxx Id of event.
Event Code 2000bgxx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bgxx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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