A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 99 km SSW of Nsanje, Malawi (62 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 34.9883 East, latitude -17.7769 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000bexk. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bexk. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 04:06:24 / August 30, 2020 @ 4:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:06:24 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 99 km SSW of Nsanje, Malawi. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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