A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Sake in Democratic Republic . The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 12:43:59 / February 4, 2016 @ 12:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004x2l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x2l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:43:59 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 28.3545° East, latitude -1.5034° South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from Goma (c. 144 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Gisenyi (c. 83 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sake (c. 17 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisenyi, Goma, Sake (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 77 km W of Sake, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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