A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Itigi in Tanzania on Saturday. Unique identifier: us70005vl7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005vl7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 20:11:59 / October 12, 2019 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:11:59 / 11:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 34.1972° East, latitude -5.3432° South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Singida (c. 62 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sepuka (c. 25 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mgandu (c. 23 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Itigi (c. 19 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ikungi (c. 19 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puma (c. 17 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mungaa, Ndago, Singida. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 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. 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: 50 km NW of Itigi, Tanzania.
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