A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kisanga in Tanzania. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 04:40:09 / March 3, 2018 @ 4:40 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbkf. Unique identifier: us2000dbkf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 38.1185° East, -7.6265° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 07:40:09 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ngerengere, Kibiti, Maneromango (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Kibiti (c. 30 200 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Ngerengere (c. 17 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Utete (c. 11 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kisanga (c. 11 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Maneromango (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 50 km ESE of Kisanga, Tanzania. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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