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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Bukavu in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location -2.6578S, 28.7523WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Bukavu in Democratic Republic . The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/11/17 / 2017-11-30 21:48:35 / November 30, 2017 @ 9:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 28.7523° East, -2.6578° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 23:48:35 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000bjky. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bjky.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kayanza, Kibuye, Uvira. Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Kabare (c. 37 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nzega (c. 33 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Kayanza (c. 19 400 pop). Nearby 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).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SW of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.7523° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6578° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SW 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 2017-11-30 21:48:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-30 22:08:45 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 8.63 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 94 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 us1000bjky Id of event.
Event Code 1000bjky An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bjky, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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