A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Wundanyi in Kenya. Exact location of earthquake, 38.1883° East, -3.0695° South, depth 9.54 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:21:15 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jl0h. Unique identifier: us1000jl0h. Global time and date of event 24/03/19 / 2019-03-24 16:21:15 / March 24, 2019 @ 4:21 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.54 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Moshi (c. 157 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mbale (c. 60 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Voi (c. 45 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Taveta (c. 13 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Wundanyi (c. 12 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kwakoa (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moshi, Kwakoa, Taveta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Kenya (c. 40 047 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 41 km NNW of Wundanyi, Kenya.
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