A 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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