A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Petauke in Zambia on Friday. Unique identifier: us6000aa3n. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000aa3n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 31.7822 East, latitude -13.8315 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:50:59 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/06/20 / 2020-06-05 11:50:59 / June 5, 2020 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Zambia (c. 13 460 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chipata, Petauke (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Chipata (c. 86 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Petauke (c. 19 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.
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