A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Kabalo in Democratic Republic . Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.873 East, latitude -6.3976 South, depth = 12.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.28 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008fy1. Id of event: us20008fy1. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 23:35:05 / January 18, 2017 @ 11:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 01:35:05 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kabalo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Kabalo (c. 29 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 38 km S of Kabalo, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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