Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 76 km southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 14:54 (GMT) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.0 quake Indian Ocean, 88 km southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 12 August 2020 17:13 GMT, which had occurred 22 heures earlier.
Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 76 km southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Thursday, 13 August 2020 at 14:54 (GMT)

Tremblement de terre fort magnitude 5.1 at 10 km depth

13 Aug 16:37 UTC: Premier à signaler: GeoAu après 1 heure et 42 minutes.
Date & time: 13 Aug 2020 14:54:54 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.286°S / 39.78°E (Océan Indien, Tanzanie)
Nearby towns and cities:
62 km ESE de Vikindu (Mkuranga) (pop: 23,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
66 km ESE de Mkwanga (Mkuranga) (pop: 28,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
76 km SE de Dar es Salam (pop: 2,698,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
89 km ENE de Bungu (Rufiji) (pop: 27,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
105 km ENE de Kibiti (Rufiji) (pop: 30,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
111 km ESE de Kibaha (pop: 23,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
133 km ESE de Mlandizi (pop: 29,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
135 km SE de Bagamoyo (pop: 82,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
140 km SSE de Zanzibar (pop: 403,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
463 km ESE de Dodoma (pop: 180,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: GeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.110 kmTanzaniaGeoAu
M 5.010 kmTanzaniaUSGS
M 5.010 kmTanzaniaGFZ
M 5.010 kmTanzaniaEMSC

User reports for this quake (20)

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76.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Dar es salaam Tanzania (76.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Nairobi (745.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Kariakoo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was resting on bed and it started shaking the bed back and forth, then I checked the water, it was shaking by itself in a bottle. It happened about 17.54 pm local time. Then around 21.00 pm local time i saw water again is vibrating. Then at 22.00 and 22.45 pm very slight vibrations occurred. | 2 users found this interesting.
  • The quakes you mention that occurred in the evening were aftershocks. Be prepared for many more to come in the coming days and weeks.
Goba Kinzudi / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was sleeping on the coach then I felt some vibration in cycles After few minutes I heard in the news that it was Earthquake
Kanamai / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Very strong shaking furniture was moving some stacked items fell down from position we were being shaken and had to lay down flat as we couldn't reach under our table to safety. Felt like a thousand horses galloping outside our third floor apartments. The whole building was shaking and swaying. The past week weather has been unusually cold especially evenings. It came in two waves. Very terrifying. This is not the first time we usually experience this tremors and aftershocks but more so because
Dar es salaam / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : We felt it. It started with a mild shaking of sofas and then the windows, tables started shaking and we could feel the movement in floor too.
Daressalaam Tanzania city centre / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
dar es salaam / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Daressalaam / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Upanga / not felt
Kalenga Street / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Sinza Mori Dar es Salaam / not felt
DAR ES SALAAM / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was shaking very much
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mombasa kenya / not felt
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Masaki dar esa / not felt
Paje / not felt
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, 91 km NW of epicenter) : It was a mild tremor (reported through EMSC)
Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, United Republic of, 185 km NW of epicenter) : Wer bad (reported through EMSC)
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