A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Nsanje in Malawi on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d1cy. Id of event: us1000d1cy. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.41 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:49:44 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 08:49:44 / March 8, 2018 @ 8:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 35.4341 East, latitude -16.7551 South, depth = 6.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Nsanje (c. 21 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mulanje (c. 16 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Luchenza (c. 11 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Chikwawa (c. 7 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Thyolo (c. 5 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chikwawa, Luchenza, Thyolo.
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 have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km NE of Nsanje, Malawi. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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