A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 102 km ENE of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo (63 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000itc8. Event ids that are associated: us2000itc8. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:59:49 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 26.0238° East, latitude 0.9361° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 23:59:49 / December 8, 2018 @ 11:59 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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 one and in the last 365 days one 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: 102 km ENE of Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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