A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Tarime in Tanzania on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000di0h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000di0h. Exact location of earthquake, 34.2793° East, -1.51° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/21 / 2021-03-11 01:47:13 / March 11, 2021 @ 1:47 am. The temblor was detected at 01:47:13 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Musoma (c. 121 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bunda (c. 50 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Migori (c. 35 200 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Tarime (c. 33 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Sirari (c. 24 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mugumu (c. 18 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Nyamuswa (c. 16 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matonga, Bunda, Mugango (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Kenya (c. 40 047 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop).
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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 20 km SSW of Tarime, Tanzania.
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