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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Tanzania

Earthquake location -7.3308S, 39.8106WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Tanzania kilometers (0 miles) from Tanzania. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 17:13:15 / August 12, 2020 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:13:15 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.2 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bdg8. Unique identifier: us6000bdg8. Exact location of event, longitude 39.8106 East, latitude -7.3308 South, depth = 12.2 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Dar es Salaam (c. 2 698 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Kibiti (c. 30 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mkuranga (c. 28 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bungu (c. 27 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Sokoni (c. 25 800 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Kibaha (c. 23 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vikindu (c. 23 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Magomeni (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kibaha, Ikwiriri, Maneromango (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Tanzania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 39.8106° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.3308° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Tanzania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-12 17:13:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-12 17:37:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.32 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 539 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 5.243 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000bdg8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000bdg8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bdg8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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