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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Cyangugu in Rwanda



Earthquake location -2.6107S, 29.1069WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Cyangugu in Rwanda. Id of earthquake: us10006s1p. Event ids that are associated: us10006s1p. Exact location of event, longitude 29.1069 East, latitude -2.6107 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 16:11:56 / September 23, 2016 @ 4:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:11:56 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Butare (c. 89 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Gitarama (c. 87 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gitarama, Muramvya, Bujumbura (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km ESE of Cyangugu, Rwanda.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.1069° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6107° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km ESE 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 2016-09-23 16:11:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 16:31:12 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 6.1 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 355 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 2.576 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10006s1p Id of event.
Event Code 10006s1p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006s1p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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