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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Dodoma in Tanzania

Earthquake location -6.6714S, 35.3528WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 35.3528° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -6.6714° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km SW of Dodoma, Tanzania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-05 22:16:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-05 22:35:57 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 312 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 5.053 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us2000dcl2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dcl2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dcl2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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