A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Kalemie in Democratic Republic on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008m05. Unique identifier: us10008m05. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:53:22 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 29.9683° East, -6.1323° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 10:53:22 / April 29, 2017 @ 10:53 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Tanzania (c. 41 893 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Kalemie (c. 147 000 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Karema (c. 12 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karema, Kalemie.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 88 km ESE of Kalemie, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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