A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Khorixas in Namibia on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 14.6429 East, latitude -19.864 South, depth = 12.14 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d47b. Id of event: us1000d47b. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/18 / 2018-03-14 08:32:47 / March 14, 2018 @ 8:32 am. The temblor was detected at 09:32:47 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.14 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Namibia (c. 2 128 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Khorixas (c. 12 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Khorixas (min 5000 pop).
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. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 65 km NNW of Khorixas, Namibia.
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