A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Nsanje in Malawi on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 02:01:17 / March 18, 2018 @ 2:01 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:01:17 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 35.4172° East, -16.9991° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000d830. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d830.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nsanje. Country/countries that might be effected, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop). The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Nsanje (c. 21 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 18 km ESE of Nsanje, Malawi.
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