A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Lodwar in Kenya. Unique identifier: us700099fc. Ids that are associated to the event: us700099fc. The temblor was picked up at 22:36:55 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 36.0596 East, latitude 2.8247 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 19:36:55 / May 3, 2020 @ 7:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Kenya (c. 40 047 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lodwar. Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Lodwar (c. 20 200 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 60 km ESE of Lodwar, Kenya.
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