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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Sake in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location -1.5034S, 28.3545WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.3545° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -1.5034° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km W of Sake, 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 2016-02-04 12:43:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-04 13:01:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 400 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 2.546 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us20004x2l Id of event.
Event Code 20004x2l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004x2l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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