A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Sumbawanga in Tanzania on Thursday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:15:38 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 32.0931 East, latitude -7.8779 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 09:15:38 / March 21, 2019 @ 9:15 am. Unique identifier: us1000jjp9. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jjp9.
Nearby country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chala, Matai, Laela (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Sumbawanga (c. 89 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Matai (c. 24 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chala (c. 22 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Laela (c. 19 200 pop).
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 has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km E of Sumbawanga, Tanzania.
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