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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Bukavu in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location -2.8428S, 28.6319WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Bukavu in Democratic Republic . The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 19/04/19 / 2019-04-19 08:56:46 / April 19, 2019 @ 8:56 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 28.6319° East, latitude -2.8428° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 10:56:46 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003cjl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003cjl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close 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). The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kabare (c. 37 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cibitoke (c. 14 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Bubanza (c. 12 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bubanza, Uvira, Cibitoke (min 5000 pop).

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 has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km SW of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.6319° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.8428° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km 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 2019-04-19 08:56:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-15 06:38:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 3.063 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 119 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 us70003cjl Id of event.
Event Code 70003cjl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003cjl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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