A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ghar al Milh in Tunisia. Exact location of earthquake, 10.2893° East, 37.1414° North, depth 5.05 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 16:42:35 / March 8, 2018 @ 4:42 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:42:35 / 5:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.05 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1j9. Unique identifier: us1000d1j9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Tunis (c. 693 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Bizerte (c. 115 300 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ariana (c. 97 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Goulette (c. 79 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ben Arous (c. 74 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Mohammedia (c. 66 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Al Marsá (c. 65 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tunisia (c. 10 589 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sejenane, El Fahs, El Maamoura (min 5000 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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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