Earthquake Info: Moderate Mag. 4.8 Earthquake

Moderate mag.  Magnitude 4.8 earthquake - 17 km southeast of Binga, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:14 a.m. (GMT +2)

Moderate magnitude earthquake 4.8 at 10 km depth

May 24 09:25 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 11 minutes.
May 24 09:45: Now uses USGS data updates

Updated Tue 24 May 2022, 09:48

Moderate 4.8 earthquake strikes near Binga, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe

4.8 earthquake May 24 11:14 (GMT +2)

4.8 earthquake May 24 11:14 (GMT +2)

Just 33 minutes ago a 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Binga, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. The tremor was recorded on the morning of Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 11:14 a.m. local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was recorded by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later released by the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC), which also listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
Based on preliminary seismic data, the quake was likely felt by many people in the epicenter area. It must not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling off shelves, glass breaking, etc.
At Binga (pop. 4,300) located 17 km from the epicenter, the earthquake should have been felt as light tremors.
Weak tremors could have been felt at Sinasongwe (pop. 11,500) located 47 km from the epicenter, Maamba (pop. 12,300) at 50 km and Kamativi (pop. 1,600) at 83 km.
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag. Depth Location Source
4.8 10 kilometers 16 km ESE of Binga, Zimbabwe USGS
4.8 10 kilometers ZIMBABWE CSEM
4.8 10 kilometers Zimbabwe RaspberryShake

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