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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Monkey Bay in Malawi

Earthquake location -13.847S, 34.841WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 34.841° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.847° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27 km NNW of Monkey Bay, Malawi Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-29 17:26:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-10 22:11:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 8.917 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000ca8l Id of event.
Event Code 7000ca8l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ca8l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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