A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Kilindoni in Tanzania. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/20 / 2020-08-13 14:54:54 / August 13, 2020 @ 2:54 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000be26. Id of event: us6000be26. Exact location, longitude 39.8924° East, latitude -7.3912° South, depth = 10 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:54:54 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Dar es Salaam (c. 2 698 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Mkuranga (c. 28 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Bungu (c. 27 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vikindu (c. 23 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Magomeni (c. 19 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kilindoni (c. 12 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Magomeni, Bungu, Dar es Salaam (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km NNE of Kilindoni, Tanzania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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