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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Tarime in Tanzania

Earthquake location -1.51S, 34.2793WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 34.2793° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.51° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20 km SSW of Tarime, Tanzania Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-11 01:47:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-11 02:01:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 340 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 2.996 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us7000di0h Id of event.
Event Code 7000di0h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000di0h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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