A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nsanje in Malawi. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 15:12:22 / March 17, 2018 @ 3:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:12:22 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 35.3882 East, latitude -16.76 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d5ni. Id of event: us1000d5ni.
The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Nsanje (c. 21 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mulanje (c. 16 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Luchenza (c. 11 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Chikwawa (c. 7 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Thyolo (c. 5 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chikwawa, Luchenza, Mulanje (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 22 km NE of Nsanje, Malawi.
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