A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nsanje in Malawi on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000d1dj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d1dj. Exact location of earthquake, 35.4542° East, -16.8396° South, depth 10 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:52:04 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 09:52:04 / March 8, 2018 @ 9:52 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop). The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Nsanje (c. 21 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mulanje (c. 16 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Luchenza (c. 11 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Thyolo (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luchenza, Thyolo, Mulanje.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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