Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 68 km north of Nacala, Nampula, Mozambique, on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 05:10 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - 68 km north of Nacala, Nampula, Mozambique, on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 05:10 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Aug 05:44 UTC: First to report: USGS after 34 minutes.
Date & time: 11 Aug 2020 05:10:19 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.9712°S / 40.832°E (Mozambique Channel, Mozambique)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km (42 mi) NNE of Nacala (pop: 224,800) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) SSE of Pemba (pop: 108,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) N of Mozambique (pop: 54,300) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) NE of Nampula (pop: 388,500) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) ESE of Montepuez (pop: 72,300) --> See nearby quakes!
270 km (168 mi) NNE of Angoche (pop: 74,600) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) S of Mocimboa (Mocímboa da Praia) (pop: 27,900) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) SW of Moroni (Comoros) (pop: 42,900) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) SSE of Newala Kisimani (Tanzania) (pop: 38,100) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (263 mi) SSE of Masasi (Tanzania) (pop: 36,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.910 km67 km NNE of Nacala, MozambiqueUSGS
4.92 kmMozambiqueEMSC
4.910 kmMozambiqueGFZ

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Nacala city / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was still in bed and l saw the teddy hanging on the zip of my bag on the wall moving. My hubby did not even feel it.it only lasted a few secs  
Nacala-Porto city. Mozambique. / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Having a cup of coffee and felt ground motion (looked like the chair was faintly moving up and down). I got up to try to understand what was happening and to check why I was. dizzy I only felt it for a few seconds and then it subsided. I did not realize that this was caused by an earthquake; I am surprised because I did not know a tectonic fault exists in this area. Would like to know what caused it.  
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