A 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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