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Earthquake - 5.5 - 32km WSW of Mpanda, Tanzania
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 at a depth of 10.0 km (6.21 miles) has occurred at 32km WSW of Mpanda, Tanzania, as reported by the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) of the USGS on September 09, 2019, 02:52:24 GMT. Preliminary analysis indicates that this is a moderate earthquake, but it is very shallow (shallower quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes.) Based on the preliminary data, earthquakes of this depth and magnitude are expected to result in moderate to severe shaking within 245.0 km (152.24 miles) from the epicenter. It is estimated that 4.91 Million people, 915,484 households, and $4.7 Billion (USD) of infrastructure* are concentrated within this radius. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available by official sources. Epicenter: Latitude: -6.4686, Longitude: 30.7664 *The cost represents the total replacement value of the infrastructure.