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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Nsanje in Malawi

Earthquake location -16.6969S, 35.408WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km NNE of Nsanje, Malawi.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 35.408° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.6969° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NNE of Nsanje, Malawi Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-06 12:43:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-07 05:36:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 7.085 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000dvwg Id of event.
Event Code 2000dvwg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dvwg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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