A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Nsanje in Malawi on Friday. Id of earthquake: us2000dvwg. Event ids that are associated: us2000dvwg. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 12:43:23 / April 6, 2018 @ 12:43 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 14:43:23 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 35.408° East, latitude -16.6969° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Nsanje (c. 21 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Mulanje (c. 16 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Luchenza (c. 11 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Thyolo (c. 5 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luchenza, Thyolo, 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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