A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Mbala in Zambia on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1xc. Unique identifier: us7000d1xc. Exact location of earthquake, 31.3212° East, -8.8686° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:47:03 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 04:47:03 / January 21, 2021 @ 4:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Laela, Matai, Mpulungu. Nearby country/countries, Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop), Zambia (c. 13 460 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Matai (c. 24 100 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Mbala (c. 20 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Laela (c. 19 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mpulungu (c. 8 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 5 km WSW of Mbala, Zambia.
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