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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Kisanga in Tanzania

Earthquake location -7.6265S, 38.1185WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.1185° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.6265° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km ESE of Kisanga, Tanzania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-03 04:40:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-03 04:57:34 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 340 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 5.233 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us2000dbkf Id of event.
Event Code 2000dbkf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dbkf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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