A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Maramba in Tanzania on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 21:37:43 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 13.38 km, 38.5362° East, -4.8949° South. Id of earthquake: us60008f7y. Event ids that are associated: us60008f7y. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/03/20 / 2020-03-13 18:37:43 / March 13, 2020 @ 6:37 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.38 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Tanga (c. 224 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chanika (c. 30 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Maramba (c. 26 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Lushoto (c. 24 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mazinde (c. 20 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Matui (c. 20 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Hedaru (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Makanya, Hedaru, Chanika (min 5000 pop).
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 have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 19 km NNW of Maramba, Tanzania.
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