A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Cyangugu in Rwanda on Friday. Exact location, longitude 28.9298° East, latitude -2.1022° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10002zzr. Unique identifier: us10002zzr. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/08/15 / 2015-08-07 01:28:37 / August 7, 2015 @ 1:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:28:37 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Butare, Musanze, Gitarama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Goma (c. 144 100 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Butare (c. 89 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Gitarama (c. 87 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Musanze (c. 86 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Gisenyi (c. 83 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km N of Cyangugu, Rwanda.
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