A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Monkey Bay in Malawi on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 34.841° East, latitude -13.847° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 29/10/20 / 2020-10-29 17:26:53 / October 29, 2020 @ 5:26 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 17:26:53 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ca8l. Id of event: us7000ca8l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mangochi, Dedza, Lichinga (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Malawi (c. 15 448 000 pop), Mozambique (c. 22 061 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Lichinga (c. 109 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mangochi (c. 40 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Salima (c. 30 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Dedza (c. 15 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Monkey Bay (c. 11 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 27 km NNW of Monkey Bay, Malawi.
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