A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Liuli in Tanzania. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 34.6397° East, latitude -11.2191° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 07:03:49 / August 24, 2020 @ 7:03 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bjm1. Id of event: us6000bjm1. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:03:49 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Mzuzu (c. 175 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mbinga (c. 25 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kigonsera (c. 22 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rumphi (c. 20 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Matiri (c. 18 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tingi (c. 16 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Liuli (c. 13 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Livingstonia, Rumphi, Manda (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 15 km S of Liuli, Tanzania.
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