Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kaskazini B, Zanzibar North, 19 km north of Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Saturday, 15 January 2005 at 05:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 15 Jan 2005 05:13:10 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.991°S / 39.221°E (Kaskazini B, Zanzibar North, Tanzania)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Mkokotoni (pop: 2,570) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) N of Zanzibar (Zanzibar Urban/West) (pop: 403,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Nungwi (pop: 8,000) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NE of Bagamoyo (Pwani) (pop: 82,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) ENE of Mvomero (Pwani) (pop: 31,300) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Kibaha (Pwani) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) N of Dar es Salaam (pop: 2,698,700) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) NE of Mlandizi (Pwani) (pop: 29,400) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) S of Tanga (pop: 224,900) --> See nearby quakes!
386 km (240 mi) E of Dodoma (pop: 180,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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