A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Bukavu in Democratic Republic on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude 28.4847 East, latitude -2.7935 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 22:55:27 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 20:55:27 / October 30, 2019 @ 8:55 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us700061cc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700061cc.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Burundi (c. 9 863 000 pop), Democratic Republic of the Congo (c. 70 916 000 pop), Rwanda (c. 11 056 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kabare (c. 37 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cibitoke (c. 14 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Bubanza (c. 12 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bubanza, Uvira, Cibitoke.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 52 km SW of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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