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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Wundanyi in Kenya

Earthquake location -3.0695S, 38.1883WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 38.1883° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -3.0695° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km NNW of Wundanyi, Kenya Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-24 16:21:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-24 16:49:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.72 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000jl0h Id of event.
Event Code 1000jl0h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jl0h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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