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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Sinazongwe in Zambia

Earthquake location -16.9928S, 27.9628WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 27.9628° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.9928° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km ENE of Sinazongwe, Zambia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-07 01:58:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-03 05:53:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 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 312 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 1.718 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us60006bx5 Id of event.
Event Code 60006bx5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006bx5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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