A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 131 km NE of Bukama, Democratic Republic of the Congo (81 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000gei8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gei8. Exact location of earthquake, 26.7475° East, -8.4141° South, depth 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:25:18 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 09:25:18 / August 21, 2018 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 131 km NE of Bukama, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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