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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Laela in Tanzania

Earthquake location -8.1709S, 32.1647WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Laela in Tanzania. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000cduq. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cduq. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:22:42 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 32.1647 East, latitude -8.1709 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/11/20 / 2020-11-08 15:22:42 / November 8, 2020 @ 3:22 pm.

The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Sumbawanga (c. 89 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Matai (c. 24 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Laela (c. 19 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matai, Sumbawanga, Laela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km NNE of Laela, Tanzania. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 32.1647° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -8.1709° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km NNE of Laela, Tanzania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-08 15:22:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-12 19:39:45 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 284 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 7.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us7000cduq Id of event.
Event Code 7000cduq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cduq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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