A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Kigoma in Tanzania. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:47:36 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 28.9646° East, -5.1853° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us6000a6ls. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a6ls. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 22:47:36 / May 31, 2020 @ 10:47 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kalemie, Mwandiga, Kigoma (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Kigoma (c. 164 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kalemie (c. 147 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Mwandiga (c. 16 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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