A 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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