A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ilongero in Tanzania on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gf6m. Unique identifier: us1000gf6m. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 34.9369 East, latitude -4.7883 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 05:30:34 / August 22, 2018 @ 5:30 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:30:34 / 8:30 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Singida (c. 62 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Mtinko (c. 26 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Sepuka (c. 25 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Shelui (c. 24 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kiomboi (c. 23 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kondoa (c. 23 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Igugunu (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kondoa, Dongobesh, Shelui (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.
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