A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Nchelenge in Zambia on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 28.4313 East, latitude -9.4309 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/07/20 / 2020-07-25 19:43:24 / July 25, 2020 @ 7:43 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000b43h. Event ids that are associated: us6000b43h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:43:24 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 35 km (21 miles) from Nchelenge (c. 23 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kawambwa (c. 20 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kawambwa, Nchelenge. Nearby country/countries, Zambia (c. 13 460 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km WSW of Nchelenge, Zambia.
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