A 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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