A 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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