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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 23 km SSW of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Earthquake location -2.706S, 28.7778WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Bukavu in Democratic Republic on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 19:45:47 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 17:45:47 / September 15, 2017 @ 5:45 pm. Unique identifier: us2000anhd. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000anhd. 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 12.7 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude 28.7778° East, latitude -2.706° South, depth = 12.7 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bujumbura, Kayanza, Kibuye (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Kabare (c. 37 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nzega (c. 33 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop).

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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 23 km SSW of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.7778° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.706° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSW of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-15 17:45:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-15 18:14:30 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 385 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 2.864 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us2000anhd Id of event.
Event Code 2000anhd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000anhd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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