A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Nchelenge in Zambia. The temblor was detected at 22:03:54 / 10:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/20 / 2020-08-01 22:03:54 / August 1, 2020 @ 10:03 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000ba4s. Unique identifier: us6000ba4s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 28.1755° East, -9.5008° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Zambia (c. 13 460 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Nchelenge (c. 23 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nchelenge.
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 63 km WSW of Nchelenge, Zambia.
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