A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Cibitoke in Burundi on Thursday. Event id: us7000apfj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000apfj. The temblor was detected at 01:23:20 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 29.097 East, latitude -2.7042 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 01:23:20 / July 16, 2020 @ 1:23 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Muramvya, Ngozi, Bujumbura. 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). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Bujumbura (c. 331 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bukavu (c. 225 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Uvira (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Butare (c. 89 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cyangugu (c. 63 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kibuye (c. 48 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 20 km N of Cibitoke, Burundi.
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