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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Bukavu in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location -2.6442S, 28.6959WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Bukavu in Democratic Republic . Exact location of earthquake, longitude 28.6959 East, latitude -2.6442 South, depth = 12.12 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:20:26 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bkbx. Id of event: us1000bkbx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/17 / 2017-12-02 17:20:26 / December 2, 2017 @ 5:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.12 km (8 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Kabare (c. 37 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Nzega (c. 33 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cibitoke (c. 14 200 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nzega, Kibuye, Uvira (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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 SW of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.6959° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6442° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 2017-12-02 17:20:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-02 17:46:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 401 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 8.683 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us1000bkbx Id of event.
Event Code 1000bkbx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bkbx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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