A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Masumbwe in Tanzania. Event id: us1000d8q5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d8q5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:18:39 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 21:18:39 / March 24, 2018 @ 9:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 32.3836 East, latitude -3.4342 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Uyovu, Misasi, Isaka. Country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Ushirombo (c. 95 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Uyovu (c. 60 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Buseresere (c. 52 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Katoro (c. 49 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Geita (c. 40 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kahama (c. 36 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Masumbwe (c. 34 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 31 km NE of Masumbwe, Tanzania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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