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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Mungwi in Zambia

Earthquake location -10.3907S, 31.5184WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Mungwi in Zambia on Thursday. Event id: us70008x77. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008x77. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 31.5184° East, -10.3907° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:23:55 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 23:23:55 / April 15, 2020 @ 11:23 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Kasama (c. 91 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chinsali (c. 14 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mungwi (c. 6 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Zambia (c. 13 460 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chinsali, Kasama, Mungwi (min 5000 pop).

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 have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km SE of Mungwi, Zambia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 31.5184° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -10.3907° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SE of Mungwi, Zambia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-15 23:23:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-15 23:42:05 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 5.842 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us70008x77 Id of event.
Event Code 70008x77 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008x77, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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