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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Vikindu in Tanzania

Earthquake location -7.219S, 39.5551WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Vikindu in Tanzania on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 39.5551 East, latitude -7.219 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:01:32 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 18:01:32 / August 12, 2020 @ 6:01 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bgkg. Id of event: us6000bgkg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kibiti, Sokoni, Kibaha. Nearby country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Dar es Salaam (c. 2 698 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kibiti (c. 30 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mkuranga (c. 28 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Bungu (c. 27 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sokoni (c. 25 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kibaha (c. 23 700 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 36 km SE of Vikindu, Tanzania.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 39.5551° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -7.219° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km SE of Vikindu, 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 18:01:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-21 20:36:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 299 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 5.057 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000bgkg Id of event.
Event Code 6000bgkg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bgkg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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