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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Cyangugu in Rwanda

Earthquake location -2.5516S, 29.1276WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Cyangugu in Rwanda on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 29.1276° East, -2.5516° South. The temblor was detected at 01:30:01 / 1:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20007gih. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007gih. Global time and date of event 24/10/16 / 2016-10-24 23:30:01 / October 24, 2016 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goma, Bujumbura, Muramvya (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Goma (c. 144 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Butare (c. 89 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gitarama (c. 87 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Gisenyi (c. 83 600 pop). Nearby 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).

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 have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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 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: 25 km ESE of Cyangugu, Rwanda.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 29.1276° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.5516° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km 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 2016-10-24 23:30:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-25 20:46:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 340 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 2.518 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us20007gih Id of event.
Event Code 20007gih An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007gih, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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