A 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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