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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Bukavu in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location -2.6393S, 28.915WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Bukavu in Democratic Republic . Exact location of event, longitude 28.915 East, latitude -2.6393 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). The temblor was detected at 02:22:49 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000bl7t. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bl7t. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/17 / 2017-12-05 00:22:49 / December 5, 2017 @ 12:22 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Butare (c. 89 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Kabare (c. 37 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bujumbura, Butare, Uvira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km SSE of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.915° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.6393° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km SSE 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 2017-12-05 00:22:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-05 00:41:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 326 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 8.467 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us1000bl7t Id of event.
Event Code 1000bl7t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bl7t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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