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Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Southern Province, 14 km west of Binga, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe, on Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 at 5:42 am (GMT +2)

Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Southern Province, 14 km west of Binga, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe, on Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 at 5:42 am (GMT +2) Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - Southern Province, 14 km west of Binga, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe, on Sunday, Jan 24, 2021 at 5:42 am (GMT +2)

Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Jan 03:49 UTC: First to report: CGS after 7 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 24, 2021 03:42:35 UTC
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jan 24, 2021 at 5:42 am (GMT +2)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.616°S / 27.208°E (Southern Province, Zimbabwe)
Antipode17.616°N / 152.792°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceCGS (Council for Geoscience, South African National Seismograph Network)
Nearby towns and cities14 km (9 mi) W of Binga (Matabeleland North) (pop: 4,330) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) SSE of Maamba (Southern, Zambia) (pop: 12,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SW of Sinasongwe (Southern, Zambia) (pop: 11,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) N of Kamitivi (Matabeleland North) (pop: 1,580) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SSE of Choma (Southern, Zambia) (pop: 46,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) NE of Hwange (Matabeleland North) (pop: 33,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
146 km (90 mi) E of libingseuteon (Southern, Zambia) (pop: 109,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) ENE of Victoria Falls (Matabeleland North) (pop: 35,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
408 km (254 mi) W of Harare (pop: 1,542,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 21.1°C (70 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from WSW
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.110 kmSouth Africa Region, ZambiaCGS


Seismic station: Sowa (SOOWA/BX network) | Distance from quake: 344 km / 214 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Sowa: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Binga, Zimbabwe (157.8 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : leeping and was woken up by the shaking of the bed and the rattling of the windows in my bedroom. | One user found this interesting.  

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