A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Dodoma in Tanzania. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000dcl2. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcl2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 35.3528 East, latitude -6.6714 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:16:58 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 22:16:58 / March 5, 2018 @ 10:16 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Dodoma (c. 180 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mafinga (c. 35 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Izazi (c. 18 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kisasa (c. 10 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kintinku (c. 7 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kintinku, Kisasa, Izazi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop).
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 occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 69 km SW of Dodoma, Tanzania.
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