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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Bukavu in Democratic Republic

Earthquake location -2.9338S, 28.598WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Bukavu in Democratic Republic . A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:57:51 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us600068q0. Event ids that are associated: us600068q0. Exact location, longitude 28.598° East, latitude -2.9338° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 20:57:51 / October 30, 2019 @ 8:57 pm.

Close 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 99 km (61 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kabare (c. 37 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Cibitoke (c. 14 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Bubanza (c. 12 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bujumbura, Bubanza, Uvira (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km SSW of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 28.598° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -2.9338° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km SSW 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 2019-10-30 20:57:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-11 21:46:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 120 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 370 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 8.833 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us600068q0 Id of event.
Event Code 600068q0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600068q0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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