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Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Musoma, Musoma Municipal, North Mara, Tanzania

jeu., 11 mars 2021, 02:07
02:07 AM | AUTEUR : EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.7 quake 11 Mar 4:47 am (GMT +3)
4.7 quake 11 Mar 4:47 am (GMT +3)
A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported early morning near Musoma, Musoma Municipal, North Mara, Tanzania.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 4:47 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Tarime (pop. 33,100) located 20 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Sirari (pop. 24,300) located 36 km from the epicenter, Butiama (pop. 16,400) 45 km away, Musoma (pop. 121,100) 53 km away, and Bunda (pop. 50,900) 76 km away.

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Earthquake data:
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Date & heure: 11 Mar 2021 4:47 am (GMT +3) local time (11 Mar 2021 01:47 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.7
Profondeur: 10.0 km
Épicentre latitude / longitude: 1.51°S / 34.28°E (Tarime District Council, North Mara, Tanzania)
Source de données principale: USGS

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