Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 72 km east of Vikindu, Mkuranga, Pwani, Tanzania, on Tuesday, 8 September 2015 at 23:43 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 72 km east of Vikindu, Mkuranga, Pwani, Tanzania, on Tuesday, 8 September 2015 at 23:43 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

9 Sep 00:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 27 minutes.
Sep 9 10:10: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Date & time: 8 Sep 2015 23:43:26 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.16°S / 39.93°E (Indian Ocean, Tanzania)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Vikindu (Mkuranga) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) E of Mkwanga (Mkuranga) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Dar es Salaam (pop: 2,698,700) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Kilindoni (Mafia) (pop: 12,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Kisarawe (pop: 12,500) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) ENE of Bungu (Rufiji) (pop: 27,900) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) ESE of Kibaha (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SE of Zanzibar (pop: 403,700) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SE of Bagamoyo (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) ESE of Dodoma (pop: 180,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 4.810 kmTanzaniaGFZ
M 4.810 km- 68km ESE of Vikindu, TanzaniaUSGS

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Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, 88 km NW of epicenter) : Now that I think back, I was up working at that time and I felt as if my head was shaking and I could not control it. I feel dizzy sometimes and I had attributed it to that, but never while sitting so I was a bit worried. I live on the 10th floor and the effect must have been magnified by the height!!! (reported through EMSC)
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