A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Mpanda in Tanzania. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us2000h891. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h891. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 30.9612° East, -6.4235° South. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:46:41 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 20:46:41 / August 26, 2018 @ 8:46 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Usevia, Karema, Mpanda. The epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Mpanda (c. 73 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Usevia (c. 17 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Karema (c. 12 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 10 km SW of Mpanda, Tanzania.
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