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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Kabare in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location -2.1609S, 28.8877WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Kabare in Democratic Republic on Friday. The temblor was detected at 03:25:02 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us10002zzn. Event ids that are associated: us10002zzn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 28.8877 East, latitude -2.1609 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/15 / 2015-08-07 01:25:02 / August 7, 2015 @ 1:25 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Goma (c. 144 100 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Butare (c. 89 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Gitarama (c. 87 600 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Musanze (c. 86 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Gisenyi (c. 83 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Musanze, Butare, Gitarama.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km NNE of Kabare, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.8877° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.1609° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NNE of Kabare, Democratic Republic of the Congo 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 01:25:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-07 01:44:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.16 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 485 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 2.412 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us10002zzn Id of event.
Event Code 10002zzn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10002zzn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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