A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Sinazongwe in Zambia on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 03:58:34 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006bx5. Id of event: us60006bx5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/19 / 2019-11-07 01:58:34 / November 7, 2019 @ 1:58 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.13 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 27.9628 East, latitude -16.9928 South, depth = 5.13 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Zambia (c. 13 460 000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Monze (c. 30 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Siavonga (c. 18 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Maamba (c. 12 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sinazongwe (c. 11 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maamba, Siavonga, Monze.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 struck near.
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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: 61 km ENE of Sinazongwe, Zambia.
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