A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kipili in Tanzania. The temblor was reported at 23:07:47 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g4fb. Id of event: us1000g4fb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/08/18 / 2018-08-06 21:07:47 / August 6, 2018 @ 9:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 30.4199° East, -7.4875° South, depth 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Kirando (c. 33 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Namanyere (c. 28 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chala (c. 22 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Karema (c. 12 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Nkove (c. 5 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chala, Karema, Nkove.
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 20 km WSW of Kipili, Tanzania.
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