Magnitude: 5.9M
Time: 09-10-2016 T12:27:41
Country: TANZANIA

TANZANIA:LAKEVICTORIA;UGANDA:RAKAI

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 40km below the ground in Tanzania on 09-10-2016 T12:27:41, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.9 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 40km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 23 souls and destroying 1172 structures.
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total_houses_damaged 6281
region_code 10
total_houses_destroyed 1172
focal_depth 40
total_deaths 23
total_deaths_description 1
year 2016
total_houses_damaged_description 4
eq_mag_mw 5.9
id 10197
location_name TANZANIA:LAKEVICTORIA;UGANDA:RAKAI
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 23
eq_primary 5.9
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
time 09-10-2016 T12:27:41
latitude -1.036
houses_damaged 6281
injuries 252
houses_destroyed 1172
total_injuries 252
houses_destroyed_description 4
houses_damaged_description 4
total_damage_millions_dollars 458.000
total_injuries_description 3
longitude 31.618
country TANZANIA
deaths_description 1
injuries_description 3
damage_millions_dollars 458.000

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