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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Cyangugu in Rwanda

Earthquake location -2.1022S, 28.9298WA 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.

Did you feel anything?

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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.9298° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.1022° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km N of Cyangugu, Rwanda Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-07 01:28:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-07 02:00:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 465 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.343 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10002zzr Id of event.
Event Code 10002zzr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002zzr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.


  1. Asha

    My house was shaking,beds were like moving us to a scary ? place.have never felt like this before.i kept praying and looking at my children.thanks God for your mercy and the gift of life

  2. Annick

    Hebben we licht gevoeld in Kigali , iedereen en alles ok hier?

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