A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Uvira in Democratic Republic on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100048cu. Id of event: us100048cu. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:26:05 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 28.5633° East, -3.772° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 13:26:05 / December 19, 2015 @ 1:26 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Rumonge (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rumonge, Bujumbura, Uvira. Nearby country/countries, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 76 km WSW of Uvira, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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