A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 121 km ENE of Bukama, Democratic Republic of the Congo (75 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:12:10 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/18 / 2018-02-16 22:12:10 / February 16, 2018 @ 10:12 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000d894. Event ids that are associated: us2000d894. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 26.7774 East, latitude -8.5993 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 121 km ENE of Bukama, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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