A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Chipinge in Zimbabwe on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:55:28 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000ddq7. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ddq7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 16:55:28 / February 1, 2021 @ 4:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 32.9603 East, latitude -20.178 South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Chipinge (c. 18 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chipinge. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Zimbabwe (c. 11 652 000 pop).
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 have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 35 km E of Chipinge, Zimbabwe.
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