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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Lake Tanganyika Region (Tanzania) on Thursday, 21 March 2019

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Lake Tanganyika Region (Tanzania) on Thursday, 21 March 2019
Date & time: Thursday, 21 March 2019 09:15 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.82°S / 31.95°E (Tanzania)
Nearest volcano: Izumbwe-Mpoli (202 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8*10^12 J (783 MWh / 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Thu, 21 Mar 09:15 UTCM 5.1 / 10 kmLake Rukwa Region, TanzaniaEMSC
Thu, 21 Mar 09:15 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmLake Tanganyika Region (Tanzania)BMKG
Thu, 21 Mar 09:15 UTCM 5.5 / 22 km52km E of Sumbawanga, TanzaniaUSGS
Thu, 21 Mar 09:15 UTCM 5.4Lake Tanganyika Region (Tanzania)GeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
(707.1 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): was in arusha. lasted 5-10 seconds
Kipili (3.3 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Idiwili market area / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I felt it as strong many people went out person died nearby village as house fell down.
Mbeya City (179.8 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was walking on the roadside on my way to my working station. because it was showering, I had to shelter myself outside a small shop. Then all of a sudden, I felt the ground shake and sway from side to side. The boys and the ladies in the building begun crying out, "what the heck is happening out there" and others were heard saying, "who is bulldozing our building?". I told them it was an earthquake which caused the shaking of their building.
Kigali, Rwanda (683.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Sitting on a chair first floor in Kigali, felt a light short swaying.
(744.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
(747.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
kigali Rwanda / MMI II (Very weak shaking): felt it from Kigali Rwanda, seated on third floor. It was slight and lasted less than a minute
Lusaka Zambia (932.8 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
(202.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): I was inside the house, then I started hearing some shacking ipacs of different objects at the kitchen.. then I went out side to observe. The quake increased, and I felt like I am standing in a vehicle with a slow speed on a rough road (off road). Then it disappeared. It lasted just like a minute.
Sumbawanga / MMI IV (Light shaking)


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